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Toronto Mayor Reads While Driving

Rob Ford, Toronto’s mayor was caught reading a newspaper while driving on the Gardener Expressway:

“On behalf of all the citizens of Toronto that value road safety, Mr. Mayor … please get a driver…no amount of money you are saving by not having one is worth the life of one of your citizens,” Sgt. Tim Burrows wrote on Toronto police’s official Facebook page.

The last sentence of Sgt. Burrows’s post was later removed.

via Police urge Ford to hire driver after mayor caught reading while driving – The Globe and Mail.

According to a video interview, available at the link above, Ford explained his behaviour: he was busy.

He gave the interview 30 seconds. One question: how come he wasn’t charged?



Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

3 thoughts on “Toronto Mayor Reads While Driving

  1. Reading a newspaper? If he’d got to the part of the book where they find the second body and he couldn’t put it down, well, that might just be excusable! 🙂 But seriously, not a bright idea.

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