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2016-03-16 12:18

GOING FOR A RIDE: Mercedes' F1 champion Lewis Hamilton posted a video showing the F1 star using a mobile phone while riding a motocrycle in New Zealand. Local police are investigating the incident. Image: AFP / Miguel Shincariol

Wellington, New Zealand -  Police say they are investigating whether Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton broke New Zealand law by filming himself with a mobile phone while riding a motorcycle.

Hamilton, who is visiting New Zealand before traveling to the 2016 Australian Grand Prix, posted two videos to social media, both taken from close range, apparently showing him riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle on an Auckland motorway.

'Places undue risk'

It has been illegal in New Zealand to use a mobile phone while driving a vehicle since 2009.

A police spokesman was quoted by the New Zealand Herald as saying authorities would "take a strong stance on any activity which places undue risk on the lives on any person on the road."

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