Bus driver and mobile phone.

A mate of mine lives opposite a bus stop. One particular driver always stops there early in the morning and proceeds to chat for ages (very loudly) on his speakerphone to his boss/mate. 
This disturbs my friend and when he tackled the driver he was told he has to talk on the speakerphone as the electrical charging system is still on when the engine is turned off, so he is technically still in charge of the vehicle. 
My mate thinks this is !!!!!! (as do I) but we can't find any legal guidance online to use to complain to the bus company. Can anyone help? 

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  • jbainbridge
    jbainbridge Posts: 2,014 Forumite
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    Think I'd just complain to the bus company anyway!
  • Voyager2002
    Voyager2002 Posts: 15,266 Forumite
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    Contact Environmental Health at your local Council, since the issue is noise disturbance at an anti-social time.
  • theoretica
    theoretica Posts: 12,275 Forumite
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    The only time I have been aware of a local bus driver on the phone (rather than intercom to control) she physically left the driving seat and stood on the pavement.  Does the bus company let its drivers use their phones, even on speaker phone, while in control of their vehicle? 
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
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  • MalMonroe
    MalMonroe Posts: 5,783 Forumite
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    Think I'd just complain to the bus company anyway!
    I would too.
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  • MalMonroe
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    The only time I have been aware of a local bus driver on the phone (rather than intercom to control) she physically left the driving seat and stood on the pavement.  Does the bus company let its drivers use their phones, even on speaker phone, while in control of their vehicle? 
    OP said it may be that he's speaking to his boss so he's probably allowed. But he's disturbing others, and that's just not on. 
    Please note - taken from the Forum Rules and amended for my own personal use (with thanks) : It is up to you to investigate, check, double-check and check yet again before you make any decisions or take any action based on any information you glean from any of my posts. Although I do carry out careful research before posting and never intend to mislead or supply out-of-date or incorrect information, please do not rely 100% on what you are reading. Verify everything in order to protect yourself as you are responsible for any action you consequently take.
  • Norman_Castle
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    Is the drivers window or the door open on the bus?
  • Yes, the window. 
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