Bus driver suspended for mobile use

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A bus driver who was filmed using a mobile phone while driving has been suspended for 21 days by the Deputy Traffic Commissioner for the North East of England.

Jonathan Frost, of Greystones Road, Sheffield, was called to a conduct hearing last month after his actions were caught on film and reported in the media.

Jonathan, who failed to attend the inquiry before Elizabeth Perrett, had his professional driving licence suspended from October 24 to November 14.

The incident was filmed on April 17 this year while Jonathan was driving on the M17 service, which runs from Dore to Jordanthorpe.

The Deputy Commissioner also considered a previous offence from April 2012, when Jonathan was given six penalty points for using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

His suspension from professional driving took effect at 2359hrs on October 24 and ended at 2359hrs on November 14.