According to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, a taxi driver was caught watching the news on his mobile phone while driving. The phone was in a holder attached to the windscreen, playing a video, according to the passenger who reported the driver. Apparently it was not the first time he’d done it while she was in his car.
The 30-year-old woman, who got a five-minute lift from home to her daughter’s school, said: “I asked him, ‘Should you be watching that?’
“He just mumbled something I couldn’t hear and laughed it off as if it was okay and not a big deal. I just hope Royal Taxis do something about it this time before he causes an accident and someone is seriously hurt.”
It is important not to let modern technology become a distraction while driving, however tempting it may be. Things like phone calls, YouTube videos, news reports, texts and emails should wait until you arrive at your destination, but if they can’t, find a safe place to pull over. Remember, distracted driving is dangerous driving.
Safe driving from Britannia!