What really makes me angry is when TV programmes film people talking to camera when they are driving. OK, they didn’t have an accident. But it really is grossly irresponsible to give the impression that you should concentrate on more than just driving when you are driving.
Talking into a camera, for a programme that will be broadcast to millions, requires focus. To project the supposition that it is acceptable to do that while driving is disgraceful.
On the BBC documentary on Tom Daley this evening, they not only showed him talking to camera while driving, but he had not even passed his test at the time!
Disgraceful! Keep TV cameras out of cars, is what I say.
By the way, BBC guidelines say:
A Presenter talking to camera whilst driving should be avoided if possible, as it reduces their ability to concentrate on hazards associated with the driving itself. This risk can be reduced by careful selection of the road, location and the time of day intended (regarding other traffic). In any case, the presenter should not look at camera any longer than the occasional glances which are made to check mirror or instruments.