(Lauren Evans) Following a tragic accident in which a distracted New Jersey jitney driver hit and killed a little girl in July, authorities have been cracking down on bus drivers found to be texting behind the wheel. But an "investigation" by NBC, which apparently enjoys a sufficiently bloated profit margin that it can send reporters out to ride the bus for two days, found that many drivers are still going strong with their cell phones.
Of 21 drivers observed, 10 were found to be distracted, typically either with counting money or flipping through their phones. One driver, more occupied by Facebook than the road ahead of him, reportedly looked down for several seconds at a stretch before peeling his eyes away from the screen. "Are you afraid that what you're doing is going to cause an accident?" the reporter asked. The driver waved his hands and didn't answer.