This is the shocking moment police caught a man hanging out of a car window travelling at 70mph to ‘get a nice picture of his mate’s car’.
Officers were forced to drive at over 100mph to catch up with the man hurtling down the A3 in Surrey yesterday morning.
The cameraman was hanging out of a Mercedes C-Class taking a snap of the BMW M4 which was driving alongside it.
Officers were forced to drive at over 100mph to catch up with the man hurtling down the A3 in Surrey
He is seen reaching over the window so much that his hands are almost touching the road.
The passenger and the driver have been reported by police for the ‘relevant offices’, according to officers.
Surrey Police’s Road Policing Unit tweeted: ‘You’d be AMAZED what we find.
‘Whilst responding to another incident, one of our marked units came across this.
‘Yes, the passenger is unrestrained, leaning fully out the window, at 70mph.
‘So he could ”get a nice picture of my mate’s car.”
‘Vehicle stopped, driver and passenger have been reported for the relevant offences.
‘Please use SOME common sense – as a driver, you’re ultimately responsible for the safety and well-being of your passengers and those around you.’
One Twitter user wrote: ‘Definitely illegal, no argument there, but to be fair the camera guy is only a danger to himself. If he falls out and kills himself, that’s just Darwinism working lol.’
The cameraman was hanging out of a Mercedes C-Class taking a snap of the BMW M4 which was driving alongside it
The police responded to say: ‘What about the driver of the vehicle just seconds behind… what if they can’t swerve in time? What about the emergency services that have to attend?’
The user then wrote: ‘Hard to see without any other footage, but the roads were clear enough to pursue them at over 100mph so I’d hope that lockdown is meaning that road is fairly clear and people aren’t tailgating.’
To which the police replied: ‘As stated, the unit was on their way to another job, hence the speed.
‘Traffic levels are probably 60-70 per cent normal non-lockdown levels…If he feel out he’d have been pancaked…or caused a collision by drivers avoiding.’