MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
A Lib Dem councillor is calling for tougher action from local bus companies on bus drivers who use mobile phones while driving. Lib Dem Neil Williams, Highgate, has made the move after seeing a driver using a mobile phone while driving down Wood Green High Road on Saturday evening.
Cllr Williams, who was going to the cinema in Wood Green with friends, at 9.00pm, was waiting at a pedestrian crossing opposite the Showcase multiplex, when a 243 bus passed by. The driver was talking on his mobile phone, and seemed highly distracted.
Neil Williams comments:
“Bus companies absolutely have to get a grip on this problem. Drivers need all their senses when doing a job of such responsibility. I would urge anyone who sees a similar incident to report it to the bus company straight away. They can also send an email to email@example.com – we will pass on the information and keep up the pressure for action.”