UPDATE: Reckless school bus driver fired

A school bus driver caught on a dashcam video driving aggressively has been fired, police say.

The school bus driver, identified as a 70-year-old man, was seen on dashcam entering an intersection on red, cutting off a driver illegally from a right-turn-only lane, and then continuing to drive on a shoulder in order to cut ahead of traffic.

After the video surfaced, police investigated the incident, and today said the driver had been fired from his job.

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  1. Maybe the bus drivers should be required to have dash cams so supervisors can randomly check their driving. I have seen this exact same thing happen at the exact same location, and the first time the driver did the same thing to me, tried to push me out of the way! I don’t know if it’s the same driver.

  2. The first bus also went on red. Unless there’s a right turn arrow not visible in the clip. School busses are not allowed to turn right on red.

    • Sammy, school buses are allowed to turn on red. The bus does have to make a complete stop (which this bus did not do), and can turn when clear.

  3. There is no green arrow there and on top of that, even when it is legal, bus driver or not, you must come to a complete stop before making a right on red.

    I’m surprised the initial article didn’t mention the first drivers recklessness as well.

  4. That intersection is notorious for people using the right turn only lane to go straight. I drive that way every day and see it the whole time ESPECIALLY by school bus drivers. Scary!

    • Seriously??
      Every time you do something wrong at your job you should be fired??
      He should get a ticket and not do it again. We are all culprits of breaking driving laws. How many people can say they never got a ticket?

      • When I do something wrong at my job, I am not jeopardizing other peoples lives.

        This is not an innocent mistake. That driver knew exactly what he was doing. He know that the southbound traffic on RT 9 gets a turning arrow there so he felt no need to stop on red.

      • “me”…First, NO, we are not all guilty of breaking driving laws. That’s a very telling statement about YOUR driving. Second, when you are in charge of transporting and keeping a bus load of children safe, YES, you should be fired for aggressive driving. If these bus drivers dont know the rules of the road or make a conscious decision not to comply with those rules, they should not be behind the wheel of ANY vohicle. Andyes, they should absolutely lose their jobs.

  5. You people are sooo quick to judge! I agree he should be reprimanded, but do you realize he probably has a family to support? Would you like to be jobless if you make a mistake at work??

    Just because others use that right lane to go straight – it doesn’t mean he did it on purpose!

    Cut him some slack! (& to the driver & all other drivers, please drive extra safely – especially when you have kids on board!)

    • Too quick to judge? Cut them some slack? It’s all captured on video. This is much more than a mistake. It’s criminal. Maybe that bus driver should have thought about driving dangerously before they put everyone on the road and possibly a bus full of children at risk of serious injury. Driver got exactly what he deserved.

  6. The most reliable eye witness; the camera. End of Story.
    How do you even argue with that? (Pretend YOUR kids was on that bus, you would sing a different tune.)

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