A Singapore bus driver has been fired after he was caught on video trimming his finger nails while driving along an expressway. A video posted online shows the driver resting his left hand on the steering wheel while trimming the nails with a clipper held in his right hand.
He then lifts his left hand from the steering wheel to examine the trimmed fingernails. The footage was captured a day earlier on board a SMRT bus travelling from Changi Airport to the city-state's northern suburbs. It is not clear how fast the man was driving at the time.
The maximum speed limit on expressways is 90 km/h. "We have investigated the incident and have taken appropriate disciplinary action against the Bus Captain. He was dismissed immediately," a spokesman for SMRT said.
"We would like to stress that passenger safety is our priority, and our Bus Captains are constantly reminded and encouraged to observe safe driving habits while on the roads," he said. He declined to identify the driver.