This Ohio Senator was on a Zoom call... while driving
Really rather ironic considering the subject discussed
Aren't virtual backgrounds really nice to have? It means that you don't have to show others how dirty your bedroom is, who is in the next room or if your actually doing something more important.
What would be more important than business? To Andrew Brenner the answer to that is driving.
After a few minutes the others on the call noticed that he was wearing a seatbelt and that he was driving with a fake background.
Its all a bit ironic
The topic on the call was about passing house bill 283 in Ohio to prohibit dangerous behaviour behind the wheel like texting, taking photos and doing virtual meetings behind the wheel. Brenner has actually been a supporter of this bill.
Why would he do this?
It was because he was in between 2 real meetings and hadn't had time to stop for this virtual one. He claims that it doesn't distract him since he treats it like a phone call. I think you'll find that 3,142* Americans every year disagree with that.
Mike DeWine, Ohio's governor, stated that "Ohio's current laws don't go far enough to change the culture around distracted driving, and people are dying because of it." He added "Distracted driving is a choice that must be as culturally unacceptable as drunk driving is today, and strengthening our current laws will lead to more responsible driving."
I doubt that Brenner's job is very secure at this moment.
*3,142 Americans died on the roads due to crashes in 2019