Ohio, Andrew Brenner

Ohio senator uses Zoom office background while driving during hearing on distracted driving bill

The bill being discussed in the meeting would ban live-streaming and viewing videos while driving.

5/6/2021 8:41:00 PM
Ohio, Andrew Brenner, State Senator, Distracted Driving, Zoom, Office Background

Ohio state senator Andrew Brenner drove around in his car with a fake virtual office as his background while he attended a video meeting on Monday, though Brenner later claimed he 'wasn't distracted' while driving during the meeting.

The bill being discussed in the meeting would ban live-streaming and viewing videos while driving.

An Ohio state Republican senator participated in a virtual Zoom meeting regarding distracted driving legislation while using an office background as he drove his vehicle this week.During the 13-minute meeting of the Ohio Controlling Board on Monday, State Senator Andrew Brenner could be seen fiddling with his phone, while also turning his camera on and off as he drove with the office background displayed.

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"I wasn't distracted. I was paying attention to the driving and listening to it (the meeting,)" Brenner said,The Columbus Dispatchreported."I had two meetings that were back to back that were in separate locations. And I've actually been on other calls, numerous calls, while driving. Phone calls for the most part but on video calls, I'm not paying attention to the video. To me, it's like a phone call."

He also added,"I was wearing a seat belt and paying attention to the road," and maintained he was parked for a majority of the Controlling Board meeting.In this screenshot, Ohio state Senator Andrew Brenner, a Republican, can be seen participating a Zoom meeting about distracted driving legislation while driving his vehicle with a fake office background on May 3 headtopics.com

Screenshot/Ohio ChannelThe legislation being discussed in the meeting, House Bill 283, would ban live-streaming, viewing videos, taking photos, using phone applications, and texting while driving in Ohio. Ironically, Brenner appeared to be doing several of those things as he drove and attended the meeting to discuss the proposed bill. He can be seen wearing his seatbelt and repeatedly turning his head to scan the road and traffic in the video from the Zoom call.

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