WMATA has a zero tolerance policy regarding the use cell phones and texting devices while on the job. It is also illegal to text and drive in DC.
That some WMATA employees continue to do so, despite the clearly stated rules and laws, could easily lead one to conclude that these employees feel above the law. Wonder why?
The route was one of the 90 buses (either 90,92,93 -- definitely NOT 96). It was Feb. 19, 2010 at around 3:30-3:45 p.m. The bus, number 2134, was packed, hence me standing so close and taking the picture. And yes, she was driving at the time!Read more about Metro's zero tolerance policy here. Another distracted driver.
She drove to 14th and
FloridaU. St., where she was relieved by another bus driver.
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NTSB to hold hearing about 6/22 crash (WaPo)