Drivers hate when someone cuts them off on the road or runs a red light, but it is especially bad if it is a transit or school bus that does it.
There is a popular YouTube channel dedicated to catching bad Connecticut drivers in the act, with a latest installment of reckless bus drivers.
The latest video shows footage from transit and school buses and is very dramatic, as the viewer realizes that children are on the buses.
The point is to shock drivers into awareness.
The YouTube channel is called Bad Drivers of Connecticut and its creator, Wendy LeGault, is a retail store manager by day who attaches a cellphone to her windshield and made it her mission to expose the worst drivers in the state.
“I had to see it every day. I wanted someone to see this is what I’m dealing with, so then I started to put it up online,” LeGault said.
In three years, she gained over 1,300 subscribers, many now contributing their own clips, but her most recent posting of reckless bus drivers is particularly upsetting.
These drivers are paid to protect their passengers and it is incumbent upon the organizations they work for to make sure they are obeying the rules of the road.
“Obviously what we’ve seen on the YouTube video is a great concern for us,” said Dept. of Transportation spokesperson Kevin Nursick. “Looking back at the video we may be able to take some action based on what we’re seeing. We don’t know when these occurred, some of them you can see the bus numbers, some of them you can’t, so again moving forward, get word to us. When somebody is behaving inappropriately we want to know about it.”
Bad Drivers of Connecticut is one of the most watched dash-cam websites in the country. With 382,000 views of all kinds of careless drivers, it is perhaps a sign that Connecticut drivers in general need to do a better job on the roads.
Eyewitness News reached out to some of the major school bus operators in the state, but did not hear back.
Mobile users can see the entire reckless bus video here.
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