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U.S. bus driver caught reading newspaper while driving

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WATCH: Bus driver reading newspaper while driving caught on camera – Sep 12, 2017

Washington D.C. bus service Metrobus suspended a bus driver after video of him reading a newspaper while behind the wheel surfaced on social media.

In the video, uploaded by Myles Hill on Twitter, the bus driver is holding up a newspaper over the wheel as he’s driving.

Hill’s tweet “Should my bus driver be reading and flipping pages in the newspaper while driving?” got the attention of Metrobus’s twitter account.

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The driver has been put on paid leave during Metrobus’s internal investigation according to the Washington Post.

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“We appreciate the rider who brought this safety concern to our attention,” Metrobus said in a statement to Fox 5.

“What is shown in the video is obviously disturbing and completely unacceptable. The bus operator was quickly identified Friday and immediately removed from service pending an investigation.”

Metrobus told Fox 5 that distracted drivers could be terminated if found in violation of their policy.

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