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City’s Erling Haaland caught using phone while driving £300k Rolls-Royce



FOOTIE sensation Erling Haaland has been being caught using his mobile phone while driving his £300,000 Rolls-Royce.

The Man City star was spotted holding the smartphone while at the wheel.

The striker can be seen with the device in his left hand while steering the wheel with his right

Photos seem to show the hotshot striker looking down into his lap as he clasps the device in his left hand, with his right hand on the steering wheel.

Norwegian Haaland, 22, was driving his white Rolls-Royce Cullinan on a dual carriageway in Manchester’s New Islington, close to City’s Etihad Stadium.

The incident occurred the day after Haaland bagged five goals in a 7-0 Champions League win against RB Leipzig on 14 March.


Anyone caught driving while using a mobile phone faces six penalty points and a £200 fine.

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And if the driver only passed their test in the past two years, their licence can be revoked.

An onlooker said: “Erling has hardly put a foot wrong since he moved to City.

“But he needs to pay more attention to the road when he’s driving and needs to brush up on the law when he’s driving.

“It’s a silly mistake but could be a dangerous one for him and for other road users.

“The last thing City fans want is for him to have a bump which rules him out of a game.”

Road safety groups also criticised £375,000-a-week Haaland, who has bagged 42 goals in 37 games for the Sky Blues.

An AA spokesman said: “It’s a straight red with no excuses.


“Holding your phone while driving is dangerous. For someone so effective at scoring, this is definitely an own goal.”

The laws around using phones while driving were toughened up in March 2022.

At the time then Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “I will do everything in my power to keep road users safe, which is why I am taking a zero-tolerance approach to those who decide to risk lives by using their phone behind the wheel.”

An RAC report in 2020 found that one-third of drivers thought other motorists using their mobile phones at the wheel was one of their top safety concerns.

And statistics published last year revealed that in 2020 17 people were killed and 499 injured in crashes where the driver was using a mobile.

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Haaland’s error came despite driving rules in his homeland of Norway banning motorists from using their phone at the wheel.

Man City and Haaland’s agent were contacted for comment.

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The footballer was driving his flashy motor in Manchester’s New Islington, close to City’s Etihad Stadium

Source: The Sun


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