Subscribe Today

November 16, 2010  |   Comments (1)   |   Post a comment

Bus driver resigns after being caught texting


SHARING TOOLS   | Email Print RSS

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — A school bus driver for Rockingham County Schools recently resigned after it was discovered that she was sending text messages while operating her bus.

Connie Hankins worked as a bus driver at Draper Elementary School prior to an anonymous phone call made to the district’s safety director on Sept. 21. The caller said that Hankins was texting on her cell phone while driving, according to Danville News.

The school district then launched an investigation and reviewed video footage from several cameras inside Hankins’ bus. Footage showed Hankins texting on three occasions; on two of those occasions, there were students on the bus.

Hankins remains a part-time employee in the school’s cafeteria, Danville News reports.


Post a Comment

Read more about: cell phones, distracted driving

Request More Info about this product/service/company


Why does she still have a job? That is very dangerous. A good friend of mine just buried his son last Friday because of texting.

Debbie    |    Nov 17, 2010 06:41 AM

Post a comment





Related Stories

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.