Toronto Mayor Reads While Driving
Toronto police are pleading with Rob Ford to hire a driver after the mayor got in trouble behind the wheel again, this time for apparently reading while driving on the Gardiner Expressway.
While Mr. Ford shrugged off the Tuesday morning incident as unavoidable for a “busy” chief magistrate, Toronto police used it as an excuse to join a chorus of friends and foes urging the mayor to employ an official driver.
“On behalf of all the citizens of Toronto that value road safety, Mr. Mayor … please get a driver. It is obvious that you are busy enough to require one and 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.
This latest bump in the road for Toronto’s mayor began when a Twitter user by the handle of @ryanghaughton tweeted a picture of Mr. Ford holding up a sheaf of papers while in the driver’s seat of his Cadillac Escalade.