UNDER the new Highway Code, motorists will be allowed to watch TV while self-driving cars fight crime, it has emerged.
According to proposed updates to the Highway Code, drivers will be free to watch built-in TVs while their self-driving cars bust arms dealers smuggling nuclear weapons and defend ranchers from wealthy landowners.
Motorist Tom Booker said: “Usually I have to keep my eyes on the road when I’m infiltrating a gang of gunrunners or springing wrongly imprisoned convicts from jail, so I can’t wait for this to come into force.
“Under the new rules I’ll finally be able to catch up on series two of Bridgerton while my car tracks down a doomsday device. I just hope I’ll be able to pick up Apple TV so I can watch Severance. I hear it’s really good.
“And by plugging in my headphones I’ll be able to drown out my car’s annoying backchat as we swerve around our weekly set-piece chases. It’s nowhere near as witty as it thinks it is.”
Speeding through the doors of a top secret military bunker, he added: “It doesn’t make sense that using mobile phones while driving is still illegal though, but I’ll get over it.”