School Bus Driver Calls Reading on the Bus Dangerous

By Dianna Dilworth 

An eight-year-old Canadian girl has been asked to stop reading books on the school bus, after the driver told her that it could be harmful to other kids.

How is reading harmful? The bus driver claims that other students might want to see what she is reading and stand up or that she might get hurt herself if the corner of the book pokes her in the eye.

Her father complained. CBC News Montreal has the scoop:

The no-reading rule is not sitting well with her father, Daniel Abel.¬†Abel says he’s proud of his daughter for loving to read, and wants to encourage her to do so as often as possible.

The board responded to the complaint, admitting that reading is not dangerous. However, they said that school bus rules are up to the driver.