Amir Khan is being probed by police for live-streaming while driving
Amir Khan is being probed by police for live-streaming eight-minute YouTube video while driving his luxury £100,000 Range Rover on Christmas Day
- Amir Khan, 35, spoke to fans on YouTube while driving on Christmas Day
- He speaks about the intensity of his training regime ahead of fighting Kell Brook
- Mr Khan does not appear to touch the screen of his device, but motorists can still face a charge of driving without due care and attention if they are distracted
- Greater Manchester Police told MailOnline they are now investigating
Amir Khan is being investigated after live-streaming for eight minutes while driving his luxury Range Rover on Christmas Day.
Mr Khan, 35, spoke to his fans on YouTube while at the wheel of his £100,000 vehicle near his home in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
While the former boxing world champion does not appear to touch the screen of his device, it is possible for motorists to face a charge of driving without due care and attention if they are distracted.
Drivers are permitted to use device ‘hands-free’ if it’s secured in a cradle, but they can be charged with an offence if the police find them not to be in proper control of their vehicle.
In the video, Mr Khan gives shout outs to his fans and appears relaxed as he speaks about constantly training, never taking a full day off, even on Christmas, as he prepares for a grudge fight with Kell Brook next month in Manchester, The Sun reports.
Greater Manchester Police are now investigating following Mr Khan’s driving live-stream.
A spokesman told MailOnline: ‘On Sunday 2 January 2022, GMP was made aware of a video on social media which appears to have been filmed whilst driving a vehicle. Police are currently investigating.’
THE LAW ON EATING, DRINKING, SMOKING, SEATBELTS, AND USING PHONES
It is illegal to text or make a phone call (other than in an emergency) using a hand-held device while driving.
As of 2022, laws are going further to ban drivers from using their phones to take photos or videos, scroll through playlists or play games.
This will mean anyone caught using their hand-held device while driving will face a £200 fixed penalty notice and 6 points on their licence.
Drivers will still be able to continue using a device ‘hands-free’ while driving, such as a sat-nav, if it’s secured in a cradle. They must, however, always take responsibility for their driving and can be charged with an offence if the police find them not to be in proper control of their vehicle.
Laws had previously banned motorists from using their phones for communication purposes, but rules have since been updated to ban the holding of phones for any reason.
It is only legal to use a mobile phone if you are safely parked – which does not include waiting in traffic or while stationary at traffic lights.
In emergencies, you are allowed to make 999 or 112 calls while driving, but only if it is not otherwise safe to stop.
The penalty for being caught using a mobile phone is a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200, and six penalty points on your licence.
Eating, drinking and smoking
It is not illegal to eat while driving, but if a driver becomes distracted and is not in proper control of the vehicle then police could prosecute for careless driving – meaning an on-the-spot fine of £100 and three penalty points.
Like eating, it is not illegal to drink while behind the wheel, but it could carry the same careless driving penalty if motorists become distracted.
Smoking is also not illegal, but again, if it causes distraction behind the wheel, it could mean a charge of careless driving.
However, travelling with passengers aged under 18 and smoking in the car is illegal, following changes to the law made in 2015.
Drivers must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat they are using.
A few exceptions apply, including drivers who are reversing, driving a goods vehicle on deliveries travelling no more than 50 metres per stops, or a licensed taxi ‘plying for hire’ or carrying passengers.
A doctor may say a driver does not have to wear a seat belt for a medical reason, handing out a ‘Certificate of Exemption from Compulsory Seat Belt Wearing’
Motorists are only allowed one person in each seat fitted with a seat belt, and can be fined up to £500 if they do not wear a seat belt when supposed to
Mr Khan had also wished his 2.1million Twitter followers a ‘Merry Christmas’ on December 25, and retweeted a video clip of the Queen’s speech.
If a motorist is found driving carelessly or dangerously when using a handheld or hands-free phone it could result in disqualification, a large fine and up to two years imprisonment.
It comes months after Mr Khan had been at the centre of a row with American Airlines after he was kicked off a flight by US police following an alleged row about face coverings.
He had been flying to a training camp in Colorado from New York when he and a friend were removed by police after someone on the plane is said to have complained his colleague’s mask ‘was not high enough’.
But the boxer said his ‘mask was always up’ and he ‘did not argue’ with flight attendants when they asked his friend to lift his mask up.
Speaking to Kay Burley on Sky News, Mr Khan continued to maintain that he had ‘done nothing wrong’ during the incident. He also said it took place a week after the anniversary of the September 11 attacks and ‘things were a little bit tense.’
The boxer, who has appeared on reality television shows including I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, also claimed he had been ‘banned’ by the carrier.
An American Airlines spokesperson told MailOnline that prior to takeoff American Airlines Flight 700 ‘returned to the gate to deplane two customers who reportedly refused to comply with repeated crew member requests to stow luggage, place cell phones in airplane mode and adhere to federal face covering requirements’.
They added: ‘Our Customer Relations team has reached out to Mr Khan to learn more about his experience and reinforce the importance of policies implemented for the safety of our customers and crew.’
In February 2021 Mr Khan breached Covid laws by making a 230-mile round trip from his Bolton home to visit an upmarket restaurant in Coventry.
In a further breach of lockdown rules, Khan was also photographed breaking the two-metre distance rule after a photograph of him posing with his arms around two pals was also posted on the Instagram account of The Farmhouse Coventry.
The restaurant was closed because of the lockdown but Khan visited it to enjoy its ‘drive thru’ service where customers can order food and eat it in their cars.
A post accompanying the photograph of Khan and two other men boasted: ‘We were very busy yesterday for our Exclusive Drive Thru but the highlight of the night was @amirkingkhan came through yesterday ! Very nice, humble brother and he loved the Drive Thru!’
Mr Khan, replied: ‘Thanks @thefarmhousecoventry had a lovely time.’
Under the regulations at the time, people should have only left their home for permitted reasons and were told to remain in their local area.
Khan lives in a £1.2 million mansion in Bolton with his wife Faryal, 29 and their three children.
His more than 200-mile trip to visit the lavish Farmhouse Coventry restaurant, which brags that it offers ‘high quality’ Indian and English food marked the latest in a series of lockdown breaches by the former world boxing champion.
In December 2020 it was revealed that Amir Khan breached Covid-19 regulations after meeting a senior Pakistani politician who tested positive for the virus just 48 hours later.
It comes months after Mr Khan had been at the centre of a row with American Airlines after he was kicked off a flight by US police following an alleged row about face coverings
Mr Khan shook hands and posed for pictures with Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister of Punjab province, during a high-profile boxing event on 19 December that year. which he helped organise in the country.
Khan had been in Pakistan for a series of high-profile boxing bouts which took place at the Governor’s House in Lahore. He was also accompanied by his wife Faryal Makhdoom who stood next to Mr Buzdar for the cameras.
Just a week after the Chief Minister tested positive, Khan headed off to Dubai for the Globe Soccer Awards, posting a picture on his Instagram account in which he and Cristiano Ronaldo are warmly clutching hands with the footballer placing his arm around him.
Faryal, 29 also attended the glitzy event, cutting a glamorous figure alongside Khan, 34.
But Ronaldo, who picked up the Player of the Century award in Dubai was not the only high-profile personality who Khan got close to following news of Mr Buzdar’s positive result.
Amir Khan attends the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards at Armani Hotel Dubai on December 27, 2020 in Dubai
Event: Instead of adhering to rules for those who come into contact with anyone testing positive, Khan jetted off to Dubai where he warmly embraced Cristiano Ronaldo at an awards ceremony in 2020
Just a day after Pakistani media reported it, Khan met with the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In one photograph posted on his Instagram account, the boxer can be seen walking alongside the Pakistani premier and a senior military general, without a mask.
Khan also posted a picture of himself alongside two senior Pakistani policemen revealing that they had enjoyed a ‘Late night bbq.’
Khan and Faryal’s trip to Pakistani and Dubai over Christmas and New Year was already controversial after she was criticised for travelling abroad despite experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
Faryal had bragged about losing six pounds (2.7 kgs) during a questions and answer session with her 900,000 followers on Instagram – having lost her sense of taste and smell, one of the symptoms of the coronavirus.
Anyone displaying symptoms should not have been able to fly.
Amir Khan breached Covid-19 regulations after meeting up-close a senior Pakistani politician who tested positive for the virus just 48 hours later
Earlier in December 2020, a surprise birthday party was held for him with at least 18 people in a luxurious mansion.
The former world champion from Bolton, Greater Manchester, posted a video of the large gathering on his social media, telling the camera: ‘All the boys are here.’
Mr Khan said the party was a ‘surprise’ with his family and friends also appearing to have hired a private chef and installed a huge sign in lights displaying his nickname ‘King’.
In May 2020, he hosted a family birthday party for his six-year-old daughter.
The boxer and Faryal held the surprise bash for Lamaisah at their home in Bolton and he could not resist posting a video of the event to his 1.3 million Instagram followers.
In the 55 second clip of Lamaisah’s birthday, at least nine relatives could be seen gathered and waiting to surprise the little girl with a cake, contrary to Covid-19 regulations.
A month before in April, Khan ignored social distancing rules after an emotional reunion with his parents, siblings and other relatives for Eid.
That some month, he was criticised for hosting a takeaway dinner for five friends at his home while the country was in lockdown.
Ironically, the boxer had earlier posted a video urging people to remain in their homes and follow the government’s coronavirus advice on social distancing.
In an apology, Amir told MailOnline: ‘I was wrong and I’m truly sorry to the British public. I should not have had this party for my friends and as soon as I posted the video, I realised that it was sending out the wrong message.
‘It was really silly of me and a very stupid thing to do. I put myself in danger and also my friends. I wish I’d listened to my own advice.
‘I can understand why some people are calling me a hypocrite, but I want to promise them, I will not do something like this again.’
And four years ago, Mr Khan had been blasted by road safety charities after he was caught on camera appearing to use a handheld mobile phone behind the wheel.
The boxer, who was filmed by his wife Faryal Makhdoom in a clip she posted to Snapchat in October 2018, has been accused of having a ‘blatant disregard for the law.’
The video, which was later deleted, was captioned ‘Lmfaooooo’ as the pair drive along in the vehicle, and at one point he takes both his hands off the wheel.
Khan is seen holding the device in his left hand and chatting into the speaker phone as he wife watches on.
A spokesman for road safety charity Brake had said: ‘It is disappointing to see such blatant disregard for the law by one of our nation’s boxing stars, who quite frankly should know better.
‘Mobile phone use behind the wheel, in any form, is illegal and dangerous.’
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