David Johnson, 44, began filming the distracted cabbie after spying his front seat flick
A MINICAB driver was caught watching a Bollywood movie on his tablet as he drove a horrified passenger at 30mph.
Stunned passenger David Johnson, 44, began filming the distracted cabbie after spying his front seat flick.
Horrified David, who holds both HGV and coach licences, said: “He kept looking down to his right and I got curious.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw the tablet.
“His earphones were in and he wasn’t paying any attention to the road.
"He was putting my life, his life and other people's lives in danger.
"What would have happened had someone walked out in front of him?
"What if he veered off the road and crashed into a house or worse still a group of pedestrians?
"It only takes a second."
David, of Horsforth, West Yorks, had ordered the car to drive him home after a night out with pals in Headingley.
He decided not to confront the driver but filmed him on his mobile and has contacted the licensing office for Leeds City Council.
He also plans to speak to cops after the dangerous ordeal.
David described the 74-second clip as "the stuff of nightmares".
He fumed: "He only looked up when we came to roundabouts or junctions.
"He was driving on auto-pilot for the rest of the time.
"I've got my coach licence and my HGV licence and there's no way anyone can drive properly like that.
"Your reaction times diminish dramatically when you're distracted.
"There's no way he could have avoided a crash had someone walked out in front of him or a car pulled out at a junction.
"It may have been midnight but there were still a lot of people out and about.
"He should face a re-test or something like that."
Cllr James Lewis, from Leeds City Council said: "Our enforcement officers will investigate every complaint by members of the public.
"Where a criminal offence may have been committed we pass the evidence on to West Yorkshire Police.
"We may also pass information on to other local authorities, and other agencies such as DVLA and VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) to pursue investigations and seek joint solutions."
The driver’s minicab firm refused to comment.