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Texting While Driving…A Bus

November 3rd, 2013 at 12:55 pm

We have all heard that texting while driving is dangerous, and that texting distracts drivers and endangers passengers and other drivers on the road. No one wants their child in a vehicle while the driver is texting or otherwise distracted from the road.

Texting While Driving a BusWhat about a vehicle with a bunch of child passengers and a texting driver? One Florida school bus driver decided to use her cell phone while driving a bus full of middle school students home from school.

A 14-year-old girl pulled out her phone to record her bus driver swearing and yelling at the students, but instead caught the driver texting.

In the video, the driver was shown driving with one hand on the wheel and the other holding her phone, texting. Her eyes were on the phone, not on the road.

ABC news reported on the video in which the bus driver jerked the wheel, apparently after drifting into another lane, and then continued to text.

This bus driver has been suspended for violating the school districts policy, but Florida’s texting while driving law does not go into effect until October, and even then, it excludes bus drivers, who will be under the power of the school that they work for.

Florida will become the forty second state in the United States to treat texting while driving as a primary traffic offense, according to the Governors Highway Traffic Association, which also listed Washington D.C., and other United States territories in the list with the 41 states.

The Inquisitr reported that over 3,000 people were killed due to distracted driving accidents in 2011.

If you have been accused of distracted driving, contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney for assistance. Attorney Chris Cosley will help you through your criminal court case for texting while driving near Rolling Meadows, Illinois today.

 

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Written by Staff Writer

November 3rd, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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