February 7 2017
Self-styled ‘Cycling Vigilante’ Dave Sherry has filmed a driver from private hire firm Addison Lee watching a video on his phone while driving in London.
Sherry, a bus driver by trade, noticed the screen the male motorist was watching as he rode past his vehicle towards a set of traffic lights on Regent Street in the heart of the West End.
Radio station LBC has posted footage of the incident, which happened at 6pm on Monday evening, to its website.
.Initially pointing to the driver while he was next to the vehicle, Sherry moved in front of it to fully catch his attention.
He told the driver he would be reporting him to police and to Transport for London, which regulates private hire drivers.
After the vehicle moved off, Sherry said to other cyclists nearby: “Can you believe that? Watching TV he was! Addison Lee as well,” before letting out a whoop.
A spokesman for Addison Lee told LBC: “We are very grateful for having this matter brought to our attention.
“We take driver behaviour very seriously and are currently investigating.”