A distracted Perth bus driver reading and writing behind the wheel with a coach full of passengers on a four-hour trip has been captured on video.
The full video obtained by 7NEWS is almost three minutes long and reveals the driver filling out what appears to be a passenger manifest as he occasionally glances at the road and steers.
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His clipboard leans on the steering wheel as he scans the sheet and writes, all while continuing to overtake and drive.
A concerned passenger filmed the act during a bus journey from Perth to Geraldton, a 400km trip, last week.
7NEWS understands the man is an experienced bus driver.
A distracted Perth bus driver reading and writing behind the wheel with a coach full of passengers on a four-hour trip has been captured on video. Credit: 7NEWS
Speaking to 7NEWS, another bus driver said there was no excuse for putting the lives of passengers at risk.
“You’d be absolutely wetting yourself, that’s just not acceptable, that’s just dangerous,” he said.
“You’re responsible for the lives of how many people on the back of the bus?… you’ve got to be responsible for that.”
The Perth Transport Authority confirmed it will review CCTV from the bus.
“Safety of our passengers, our own people, our infrastructure and our rolling stock is an absolute priority at the PTA,” a spokesperson told 7NEWS.
“The matter is being investigated internally.”
Police are also investigating the video.
The driver could face a careless driving charge, which carries a maximum penalty of a $1500 fine.
– With Monique Dirksz