A cabbie was caught watching a pop video while driving in Derby.
Derbyshire police tweeted to say the man was caught watching it on his mobile phone while he had passengers in the car.
According to the Derby Telegraph, the taxi driver, who was issued with a ticket, was licensed by Gedling Borough Council.
That may infuriate some Derby taxi drivers as there is an ongoing controversy around some cabbies getting their licences from outside of the city.
Taxis and drivers licensed in Derby undergo checks and their vehicles are subject to tests by the authority.
But increased charges and the introduction of a points-based assessment scheme have led many drivers to look elsewhere for their licences.
The deregulation of taxis allows drivers to get their badges and licences elsewhere and still drive in Derby – weakening the city council’s control over them.
The police have said they will be letting Gedling Borough Council know about what happened with the pop video.
Imtiaz Choudhary commented on the police Twitter post, saying: “The truth is that the public have had bad experiences from these drivers so they treat all the other drivers with disrespect.
“This is unfair on the drivers li-censed by Derby City Council who have passed an intense knowledge test to safely transport the public whereas these haven’t.”