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QUOTED: Rob Ford’s response to being caught reading while driving on the Gardiner

(Image: Twitter)

Yeah, probably. I try to catch up on my work and, you know, I keep my eyes on the road, but I’m a busy man.

—Mayor Rob Ford, on whether he was reading during his commute, after the above photo taken on the Gardiner Expressway surfaced (reading while driving isn’t technically illegal but it can lead to charges of careless driving). User @RyanGHaughton (who has since deactivated his account) tweeted the photo this morning, saying it was taken when traffic was moving at about 70 km/h. The mayor may be in a fancy new car, but it looks his troubled relationship with road safety endures. Of course, who hasn’t glanced at the odd bit of reading material while on the road? [CTV]