By now you won’t need me to tell you who said:
'I one hundred per cent support the law on mobile phones - it's there to protect the safety of all drivers, passengers and pedestrians.'
A politician, obviously.
Helen Mervill, of road safety group Brake, condemned his actions and the level of penalty imposed. She said: 'By picking up his mobile phone, Ed Balls put his own, his children's and other road users' lives as risk.
'The penalty of a £60 fine and three points on his licence is little more than a slap on the wrist.'