Wednesday, May 25, 2011

TheStar Complaints soar about distracted TTC drivers

The Toronto Transit Commission is dealing with a surge in complaints from fed-up customers accusing drivers of talking, texting and even working on Sudoku puzzles behind the wheel.

The number of distracted driving complaints nearly doubled in January 2011 from the same month last year, the Star has learned.

The Star filed an access to information request for copies of TTC customer safety complaints after numerous photographs of drivers texting behind the wheel were published in newspapers and online in late January.

The documents produced show that the commission fielded nearly 700 complaints about drivers behaving badly from Jan. 1, 2010, to the end of the same month this year.

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