TORONTO, Ont. – No means no for Mayor Rob Ford.

At a news conference, Tuesday, Ford reiterated he will not hire a driver to chauffeur him around the city after a few incidents on the roads.

The debate around whether Ford should get a driver surfaced again last weekend when he was photographed reading while driving on the Gardiner Expressway.

His refusal came despite some prodding by a few of his closest allies including Councillor Mike Del Grande and Ford’s brother, Councillor Doug Ford.