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Friday 9 December 2016

Lorry driver read behind wheel

A motorway lorry driver was caught reading a book behind the wheel of his truck by traffic police.

Police secretly filmed the driver on the M60 motorway around Manchester with his book open and resting on the steering wheel.

He was one of 71 motorists stopped for traffic offences during a covert crackdown by Greater Manchester Police called Operation Tramline.

Officers from the Road Policing Unit patrol the M60 motorway in a HGV cab kitted out with recording equipment.

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