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Bus Driver Filmed Reading On Dual Carriageway April 21, 2010

Posted by bitchwantstea in Bizarre.
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A bus driver has been suspended after a passenger filmed him apparently reading while driving along a dual carriageway in Birmingham.

The passenger, who wishes to remain anonymous, filmed the National Express West Midlands driver steering with his elbows while holding a small book.

They said they took the footage after getting on the number 61 bus at Selly Oak at 2005 BST on Monday.

National Express West Midlands said “immediate action” was taken.

In a statement, a National Express spokesman said: “Immediate action was taken to suspend the driver who will now face disciplinary action.

“It is not appropriate to predict the outcome but an incident of this type is likely to lead to a dismissal.

“Passenger safety is always our priority and it is completely unacceptable for any driver to behave in this manner.”

You can check out the video here.  It’s a little shaky at first, but it’s pretty hard to deny that the driver wasn’t reading a book.

Cheeky bugger!

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