VIDEO: Istanbul bus driver’s license canceled after being caught reading book while driving
ISTANBULThe license of a municipality bus driver in Istanbul has been cancelled after amateur video footage emerged showing him reading a book while driving.
The driver, whose identity has not been revealed, is seen in the video speaking on the phone and later reading his book while driving the bus, on the route between the city’s Ümraniye and Taşdelen neighborhoods.
The passenger who took the video sent the footage to the municipality, urging the authorities to launch an investigation.
Göksel Ovacık, the head of Özulaş Inc., one of the transport companies that runs buses for the Istanbul Municipality, said during a TV program on private broadcaster CNN Türk that the driver’s license had been cancelled.