Man who drove bus looking into phone for 15 km receives notice from RTO
Palakkad: A driver who drove a private bus while looking into his mobile phone received a show cause notice from the RTO. There were many passengers aboard in the bus during the negligent driving.
Vandazhi native Rajeev, the driver of St. Jose bus, drove the bus for about 15 kilometres while looking into his phone. He will be summoned to Palakkad RT Office on Thursday to seek explanation. The incident took place on Tuesday by 3 in the evening when the bus was going to Thrissur from Palakkad Stadium bus stand.
The driver drove the bus carelessly from Manappullikkavu to Chithali. There were about 40 passengers aboard during the incident. The driver managed steering and gear with his left hand while looking into the phone.
One of the passengers captured a video of the driver’s negligence in mobile phone and lodged the complaint at Palakkad RT Office on Wednesday through a friend.
The RTO has asked the driver to meet him in person on Thursday at 10.30 am. The authorities said that the visual evidence proving negligence is sufficient to get the man’s driving license suspended.