Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reads while driving on Expressway

During the morning commute on Toronto's Gardiner
Expressway Tuesday, a driver took a photograph of Mayor Rob Ford, who
was seen both driving his Cadillac Escalade and reading documents. The
photo was later posted to Twitter.

At around 11 a.m., Twitter user @RyanGHaughton
published the photo of the distracted mayor driving. In another Tweet,
the user said the image was taken at around 10 a.m. when traffic was
moving at about 70 km/h close to the Jameson Avenue exit on the

Hours later, the photo and Tweets were removed by the original poster and the Twitter account was shut down.

During Tuesday’s press conference,
which started about a half hour late, the mayor was asked about the
photograph and if he usually reads while driving. Ford responded
abruptly that he “probably” was reading during his commute to city hall.

“Yeah, probably. I try to catch up on my work and, you know, keep my
eyes on the road, but I’m a busy man,” stated Ford. He then reiterated
he’s “busy” when probed if he saw a problem with reading and driving at
the same time.

“It is ridiculous questions sometimes, seriously,” the mayor added.

This isn’t the first time that the mayor’s driving habits have made headlines across Toronto. Last year, a lady accused
the mayor of talking on his cellphone and driving at the same time.
When the woman informed the mayor that it was illegal, he allegedly gave
her the middle finger.

Ford was also accused
of driving past the open doors of a Toronto Transit Commission
streetcar earlier this year, which allegedly led to choice words between
the mayor and the tram operator.

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