Although it was now when the Civil Guard has made the event public, the events that led to the investigation date back to the last days of November 2020. The Segovia Traffic Detachment then received the images recorded by the user of a bus in which the driver was seen using the mobile phone at the wheel for 33.2 km.
It was 06:00 in the morning. For more than 30 km, the driver used his mobile phone without stopping the vehicle. During that time, he made several calls and even a videoconference, as shown in the video that has served to denounce the events:
# AsíNO Investigated in Segovia a bus driver that traveled more than 33 km using his mobile phone. A passenger on the bus recorded the driver talking on the phone and video conferencing while driving.#Road safety https://t.co/v97w8H1oEy pic.twitter.com/Zyvl7S3Zl6
– Civil Guard 🇪🇸 (@guardiacivil) February 21, 2021
Now, the bus driver is accused of a crime against road safety for which he could be sentenced to a prison term of between six months and two years; in addition to losing the driving license for a minimum time of 12 months and a maximum of six years.
The punishment is established based on article 380 of Chapter IV of the Penal Code that defines crimes against road safety and establishes that “whoever motor vehicle or moped with manifest recklessness and put in concrete danger the life or the integrity of the people will be punished with the prison sentences of six months to two years and deprivation of the right to drive motor vehicles and mopeds for a time exceeding one and up to six years ”.
The Civil Guard appeals to the civic conscience of the population so that if they find themselves in a similar situation they can notify the telephone number 062 or in case they have made a recording or have a link of interest, they can provide them in the Corps website, within the electronic complaint section.