Using phones, maps, laptops...and the M5 "Sun investigation: Crash M-way madness"

DRIVERS are pictured on a death crash motorway using phones, maps and even a LAPTOP at the wheel.

A Sun probe found truckers, van drivers and other motorists on the M5 chatting into mobiles and fiddling with their sat navs.

Some were poring over maps or documents and gulping from steaming cups of coffee.

Many took their eyes off the road to look down while several even took both HANDS off the wheel to stretch and adjust clothes.

The shocking photos were taken on the M5, one of Britain's busiest routes — the same motorway where two men died following a collision between a lorry and a coach near Halesowen, West Midlands, last Saturday.

Seven people were killed and 51 were injured following a massive 30-car pile-up on the M5 near Bridgwater, Somerset, last November. We snapped drivers on the stretch of the motorway in nearby Taunton.

 An RAC spokesman said: "Clearly, taking your hands off the wheel while driving creates unnecessary risk and increases the possibility of accidents. We advise all drivers to pay attention to what is going on around them at all times." Almost 25,000 people were killed or seriously injured in over 38,000 accidents on British roads in the 12 months to last September.

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