A public bus driver has been slammed for putting passengers lives at risk after he was spotted using a foot to steer, while playing on his mobile phone.

The driver was recorded by one of his passengers as he rode through a city centre in China.

In the short video the man can be seen wearing a a black jacket and sitting in the driving seat. But instead of having his hands on the wheel and looking up at the road, his hands and eyes are concentrating on his smartphone. He can be seen controlling the steering wheel with just one leg balanced up on the driving console.

After the footage went online the man was reported to the police, but officers have left the Shantou Jinyuan Bus Transportation Company to deal with the matter. Despite calls from the media, the bus company had not responded.