23 Mar, 2023 @ 16:30
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Bus driver in Spain caught on camera taking hands off wheel to use two mobile phones and even take a selfie

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THE SPANISH Civil Guard is investigating a Madrid bus driver who was recorded at the wheel using two mobile phones and even taking a selfie while driving on the A-6 motorway. 

The incident took place on March 6, and the scene was recorded by a passenger on the bus using his own cellphone. 

The female driver was on the 671 route, which runs between the bus station at Moncloa in central Madrid and the municipality of Moralzarzal. 

https://twitter.com/gualtrapa/status/1633207350151593995

As the recording shows, the 41-year-old driver at times was using her hands to manipulate the two devices in question and was not holding the steering wheel. 

At the time of the incident, there were 45 passengers on the bus, traffic on the roads and foggy conditions, according to Spanish online daily El Español

The Civil Guard is investigating the woman for dangerous driving, and she could face a jail term of between six months and two years as well as being banned from getting behind the wheel for between one and six years.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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