Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits he was “probably” reading while driving on the city’s busy Gardiner Expressway. The admission came in reaction to a photo that was circulating on Twitter that showed the mayor reading a document while sitting in the driver’s seat of his black Cadillac Escalade.
Toronto Mayor Ford was ‘probably’ reading while driving — CBC New
This comes from the man who said that “cyclists are a pain the ass to motorists.”
“And what I compare bike lanes to is swimming with the sharks. Sooner or later you’re going to get bitten,” said Ford speaking in 2010 as a Toronto city council-member. “And every year we have dozens of people that get hit by cars or trucks. Well, no wonder: roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks, not for people on bikes. “My heart bleeds for them when I hear someone gets killed, but it’s their own fault at the end of the day.”
Cyclists accuse Toronto mayor Ford of ‘war on bikes’ — BBC News
It’s their own fault, not the fault of the man driving the only truck large enough to fit him who likes to read while driving. The sad thing is that he’s not even the least bit embarrassed to have been caught reading while driving. He considers it normal acceptable behavior because he’s a busy man.