Bus driver arrested for texting while driving
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
Traffic police in Kampala have arrested a bus driver filmed while using his phone to send several text messages while driving.
In a video that went viral on social media, after being filmed by a concerned passenger, the driver is seen sending messages in what appears to be WhatsApp.
On several occasions, the driver was seen turning eyes onto the phone and using one hand to drive the bus in a video that caused alarm among several members of the public.
Yesterday, traffic police announced the arrest of the driver identified as Philip Tenywa, of YY bus company.
The Traffic police spokesperson, ASP Faridah Nampiima noted that using the phone is not only an offence but can also lead to accidents since it distracts the driver’s mind from the road to the phone.