This is the shocking moment a tourist bus driver in Croatia was spotted chatting on the phone and steering wildly down a “dangerous” cliff-edge road – causing children to feel nauseous.
Briton Nick Harvey and his family were on a three-hour bus journey from Korcula to Dubrovnik Airport on Thursday when their driver reportedly decided to light a cigarette and chat on the phone.
Nick, a composer, said the man drove erratically around sharp turns, causing some of the passengers to throw up.
He said the driver spent 30 minutes on the phone and driving one-handed before deciding to take matters into his own hands and confront him.
He said he went up front and politely asked him to put his phone away.
The driver reportedly told him “angrily” to return to his seat – but put his phone down a few minutes later.
Nick told The Sun Online: “Everyone on the bus was exasperated.
“I saw one of the other passengers take photos of the driver smoking and talking on the phone, presumably as evidence.
“We spoke to another passenger afterwards who wanted to speak but was intimidated by the driver who was surly from the start and didn’t even offer to help load luggage onto the bus.
“All the passengers had to do it themselves, including the older couple on the bus with us.”
Nick said the road to Dubrovnik was “pretty dangerous”.
He said: “Drivers are four times more likely to have an accident when talking on the phone and driving from Korcula to Dubrovnik is quite dangerous.
“The roads are winding and the falls are scary.
“After asking the driver to hang up his phone, I was shocked by his angry response, ordering me to return to my seat, but was relieved when he ended the call shortly after.”
Nick said the bus driver also decided to stop at a bakery and get a croissant.
And he even stopped to pick up his buddy.
He said: “One thing that amused us all early in the trip was when the driver pulled the bus to the curb next to a bakery and stopped by to buy a croissant.
“He also picked up his buddy for a short portion of the journey and when his friend got off the bus he turned back to us, smiled and said ‘good luck’ before getting off.”
Nick said: “Against all odds, we made it. However, it was a bloody horrible journey.
“The poor girl was sick again when we got off the bus.”
Driving while using a mobile phone is against the law in Croatia and offenders can face a £56 fine.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6026032/smoking-driver-brit-holiday-bus-croatia-chats-phone/ Watch the driver of Brits’ holiday bus chat on the phone and ‘steer wildly’ on the cliff road, making children sick.