Thursday, 30th June 2011
In Japan Travel News,
Tokyo Metro driver caught sending 2,000 emails on the job
The underground train system in Japan's capital has revealed it will punish a driver who was caught texting while driving one of their vehicles.
A 36-year-old man, who has not been named, will be disciplined after sending around 400 text messages and 2,000 emails from his mobile phone while driving his tube on the Tokyo Metro, according to Japan Today.
Passengers on the Hanzomon Line of the underground system may be perturbed to know that the man was driving trains on this line.
The indiscretions came to light after an acquaintance of the driver, to whom most of the messages were directed, complained to the Tokyo Metro Company.
Since the story came to light, the Japanese Ministry of Transport has said it will warn all members on correct mobile phone usage in work and especially when driving a vehicle.
The news provider revealed that more than 100 messages and emails were sent in one day while the driver was on and off duty.
Written by Kimberley Homer