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(Washington, DC) — Metro has warned one of its bus drivers after a photo was taken of the driver reading a book while behind the wheel. The photograph was taken by an “Examiner” employee, who was riding the bus during a busy afternoon commute along Connecticut Avenue. Metro spokesman Steve Taub tells the paper the driver is a 13-year Metro employee who is being allowed to continue to drive. “It’s not acceptable operating a bus and reading at the same time,” says Taub. But unlike the transit agency’s new zero-tolerance policy regarding using electronic devices while driving, Metro currently allows drivers four strikes before getting fired if they are caught reading behind the wheel.

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