Dancing with death
First publishedin World Highways
A Romanian truck driver has now realised that posting video clips of his antics while at the wheel has had serious repercussions that affect his chosen career. The man filmed himself dancing around the cab of his truck to music, oblivious to the risks that this posed to other road users as well as himself while his vehicle thundered along at highway speeds. The man gave the recordings to a TV station after videoing his own behaviour for the amusement of his friends. The man filmed himself unfastening his seatbelt and gyrating around his driver’s seat, then moving over to the passenger side of the cab where he was away from the foot pedals and in minimal contact with the steering wheel, as well as being oblivious to the proximity of other vehicles. He also filmed himself steering using his feet, while veering extremely close to other trucks and cars. Seeing the video clips, the police were less than impressed and the man, who has driven all over Europe, has now been banned and has cause to consider his behaviour.