When genius turns to stupidity

Amateur photographer Peter Loft captured a moment of pure genius and pure stupidity in the village of Patrington, near Hull. He caught a man driving along with a smartphone tied to his head in a makeshift hands-free devise. It may seem like a good way to save money, but if he had been spotted by the police, he could have found himself with three penalty points on his licence.

Ellen Booth, of road safety group Brake was baffled by the incident. ‘I would suggest that it’s even more dangerous than simply holding a phone in your hand because this is a very complicated manoeuvre,’ she said.

There is no doubt that this gentleman should be saluted for his ingenuity, however we do not recommend that you follow his lead.