Police officer puts a video online to cover up tired truck driver driving through a red light – but what about the motorist on his phone behind her?
- Victoria Police is slammed online for posting a video about driver distraction
- Female police officer appears to be driving while talking to the camera in video
- Viewers point to the man in the background who appears to be sitting on his phone
A police officer is thrown online after posting a video that expresses concern about distraction from the driver, but does not see a motorist in his car sitting next to her on his phone
Victoria Police officers posted the video on Tuesday, explaining an incident involving a tired truck driver driving a red light in Melbourne.
& # 39; We recently saw a textbook example of driver distraction in the city, luckily no one was injured, but it could easily have been a different story & # 39 ;, read the caption.
Despite the fact that they mentioned the distraction of the driver in the video, many viewers soon pointed out that the driver & # 39; distracted & # 39; was in the background of much of the video.
Victoria Police officers posted the video Tuesday, explaining an incident involving a tired truck driver who was driving through a red light in Melbourne
& # 39; You are not aware of old mate on his phone next to you, & # 39; a user commented.
& # 39; The man looks like he is playing with his phone and is constantly looking up and down, & # 39; another said.
& # 39; I love how the man sitting next to you on his cell phone (seems to be sorry) his head up and down while you do your video, & # 39; wrote a user.
The video opens with the officer explaining how they were driving along Toorak Road and stopped at an intersection while someone in the passenger seat filmed her driving.
& # 39; I am in one lane and the left lane is free, except for one car, & # 39; the officer tells the camera.
& # 39; We have a red light in front of us and then the car on the left concludes that it is just going straight through the red light. & # 39;
The driver drove through the intersection despite three lanes in both directions, as well as a tram lane in each direction.
& # 39; I stop him and talk to him, and the reason he gives me is that he is suffering from fatigue and that he did not even notice that the light was red, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; He is a truck driver and he goes home to sleep before he starts his next shift early tomorrow morning. & # 39;
While the car seems to be parked during the video, while she talks to the camera at the end, the officer can be seen driving
The officer explains that fatigue is a problem on many of the state's country roads, especially for truck drivers, as they cannot concentrate on the road.
While the car seems to be parked during the video, while she talks to the camera at the end, the officer can be seen driving.
Many viewers have pointed this out and slammed the Victoria Police because they were talking about distraction from the driver, but allowed an officer to drive while talking to a camera.
& # 39; There are so many things going on here … doing an interview on the lights, distracting you as a driver & # 39 ;, wrote a user on Facebook.
& # 39; Police woman pays truck drivers and says that is enough. While she focuses more on the camera and makes this video than driving, & # 39; another commented.
& # 39; How often have you looked at the camera while driving, & # 39; another said.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Victoria Police for comments.
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