A man driving a fire engine in the fast lane of the M25 was filmed allegedly using a mobile phone.
In the video, a man wearing a high-vis jacket appears to be chatting away as the London Fire Brigade truck hurtles down the motorway.
The footage lasts more than 30 seconds, but a passenger in the car in front claims he was talking on the phone for about 10 minutes.
Allen Cutts, 26, told Metro.co.uk that he thought the fire engine, which didn’t have its blue lights flashing, was trying to overtake.
But the driver stayed put behind his car as they approached the Dartford Tunnel in Kent on December 1.
That’s when he noticed the driver allegedly using his device.
‘He was jumping around in his cab, passing the phone from ear to ear,’ the recovery vehicle driver said.
‘I was in shock, I was so surprised.
‘The video clearly shows him using it. I’ve got about 20 photos of evidence.’
He said he reported the driver to police but did not provide officers with the video or pictures.
‘They sent me a letter saying they would not take any further action due to a lack of evidence,’ he added.
But after seeing a similar incident of a policeman allegedly using a mobile phone at traffic lights in Bradford, he decided to come forward.
The West Yorkshire Police officer, who has not been named, was filmed putting his thumbs up at a fellow driver and seemingly ending the call.
The LFB has been made aware of Metro.co.uk’s exclusive footage, but didn’t confirm if the man was a firefighter or a contractor.
A spokesperson said: ‘We take road safety very seriously and expect our staff, and contractors, who drive our fire engines to observe the law regarding the use of mobile phones.’
Since March last year, motorists caught using phones behind the wheel face six points on their licence and a £200 fine.