Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has been called out by road safety experts after a ‘carpool’ video in which he appears to commit four road traffic offences was aired on LFCTV.
Over the course of the video, Lovren can be seen driving with both hands off the wheel, using a mobile phone whilst driving and arguably driving without due care and attention.
The Premier League ace, 27, was giving teammates Lazar Markovic, 22, and Marko Grujic, 20, a ride to training in a stunt that was being filmed for the club’s television channel. Markovic appears to be sitting in the back without a seatbelt.
Jack Kushner, a spokesperson for road safety charity Brake, said: “It’s disappointing to see somebody who is a role model driving in such an irresponsible manner.”
The international football stars are seen in footage similar to James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ signing along to the Liverpool anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
It has been reported by the Daily Mail and The Sun that police are now reviewing the incident.
It is a driver’s responsibility to ensure that all the passengers in their vehicle are wearing a seatbelt – failure to do so can result in a £500 fine.
Not being in control of your car can result in three licence points and a £100 fine.
Using a mobile phone while driving is punishable by way of three points off your licence and a fine of up to a £1,000.
Driving without due care or attention carries up to a nine point deduction on your driving licence and can even lead to a driving ban.