Heather Mills, the estranged wife of Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, has been slammed for driving while using a video camera.

The 39-year-old under-fire former model was snapped by photographers leaving Brighton railway station, driving a huge 4x4 and using a camera to film out of the window.

Onlookers claim she then managed to jump a red light further down the road, narrowly avoiding a serious accident.

The Highway Code states that a driver "must be in proper control of their vehicle at all times", prompting leading road safety experts to widely condemn Heather's actions  especially following the recent upgrade of the fine for people using mobile phones when they are driving.

Andrew Howard, the AA's head of road safety, told the Daily Mail: "The 'must' in this rule is a legal requirement, so anyone being distracted while driving can be prosecuted.

"This is how people were prosecuted for using mobile phones while driving before the new laws were brought in."

Heather is currently going through a high-profile divorce from multi-Millionaire musician Sir Paul, and has demanded £10,000 a day to "get by".

09/03/2007 11:46:47