Mom catches ambulance driver texting behind the wheel
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said he was disgusted when he saw the video. He told ABC 6 that driver's are trained never to take their eyes off the road. Sawyer said this driver will be found and officially reprimanded. "As the fire commissioner, I want to apologize to her personally because this is not what we train our medics to do," Sawyer said.
Texting while driving is definitely a threat to everyone on the road. In the US, 3,154 people were killed in car crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013; a 6.7-percent decrease in the number of fatalities recorded in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, the rate of people being injured is going up. Distracted driving crashes injured 424,000 people in 2013, which is an increase from the 421,000 people who were injured the year prior.
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