School bus driver fired after video shows driver ignoring stop signs
BATON ROUGE – A school bus driver has been fired after video surfaced showing the bus driving through stop signs in a suburban area without stopping.
Shocking video taken by a driver shows the bus plowing through stop signs in the Woodland Ridge neighborhood.
The bus serves the Louisiana School for the Deaf, but the school contracts bus services through a private company called First Student.
First Student announced Wednesday that the driver had been fired, one day after our initial report on the video.
The driver who was behind the school bus caught the driver in the act and used her phone to record the whole thing.
"I was like oh my gosh!" Rebecca Vidrine said.
"I had my phone right there so I grabbed it started the recording and he sure enough ran that one (stop sign)," Vidrine said.
The bus driver did not stop at a three-way intersection where Vidrine caught the school bus on camera. She said that the driver also ran three stop signs down the street.
"To catch one on video not only a bad driver but one that carries children it's a little ridiculous," Vidrine said.
Vidrine said she was not sure if students were on board at the time she recorded the video, but the driver's reckless driving puts others at risk too.
"I mean it doesn't matter there could have been children running around playing. What if a ball rolled out into the street and a kid went after it?" Vidrine said.