New York Limo Driver Fired After Being Caught Texting Behind Wheel

Woman says he texted and drove for her entire ride.

ByABC News
July 28, 2015, 7:16 AM

— -- The driver of a limousine bus in New York was fired after he was caught scrolling and texting on his phone while behind the wheel.

Amanda Castellano posted a video to Facebook on Sunday appearing to show the driver texting while driving. She said she was among a group on their way to the Hamptons.

"I was furious," she said. "I couldn't believe that a man who had 45 lives in his hands would do something so serious."

The company said the driver was fired after the incident.

In 2013, more than 3,000 people were killed in car crashes involving distracted drivers, which includes driving while eating, drinking, using a GPS, or adjusting the radio, according to Distraction.gov.

"Something can be established where you can't do illegal things, text and drive, especially when you have these lives in your hands," said Castellano.

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In 2013, more than 3,000 people were killed in car crashes involving distracted drivers, which includes driving while eating, drinking, using a GPS, or adjusting the radio, according to Distraction.gov.

\"Something can be established where you can't do illegal things, text and drive, especially when you have these lives in your hands,\" said Castellano.

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