Bus Driver is Filmed While Reading and Driving without his Hands on the Wheel

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so it is fitting that passengers on a shuttle bus in Queens filmed the bus driver while he was reading schedule sheets and using his forearms and wrists to drive the bus. The passenger recorded the driver for about 10 minutes before she got off the bus, and the video clearly shows the bus driver was driving while distracted. The driver is now under investigation by the MTA and could face punishments anywhere from re-training to termination. As part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero policy, all MTA drivers have been given more training in an effort to end all pedestrian traffic deaths. What do you think the consequences should be for this driver? Is re-training the answer, or is there no place in the MTA drivers who engage in such dangerous behavior?



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