A Different Kind of Smoking Bus


Tom Vanderbilt, author and the proprietor of the blog “How We Drive,” touches on the subject of smoking while driving, prompted by a comment made by a reader, a school bus driver, in an earlier post:

“I don’t smoke, but I don’t see smoking a cigarette as a highly distracting activity and I doubt that there was ever a fatality in a school bus tied to the driver smoking while driving.”

We can’t recall ever hearing of a school bus crash much less a fatality caused by a driver who is smoking. But, also as far as we know, most school bus drivers shouldn’t be smoking while driving kids in the first place. Many school districts ban drivers from smoking on the bus with or without kids onboard.

What are the regulations in your school district?