A New Jersey school bus driver was recently fired after an incident of road rage. The incident involved a series of irresponsible driving maneuvers between the bus driver and a Fed Ex driver. A nearby driver recorded the video and posted it on Facebook, which prompted the school district to fire the driver for reckless driving.
In the video, the bus rides closely behind the Fed Ex truck at an intersection, then dangerously swerves around it. In response, the truck swerves to the right and forces the bus farther into the oncoming lane. The entire interaction is quite frightening, especially when you consider that this bus driver is regularly entrusted with the lives of school children.
The driver who recorded the video said that he continued driving behind the bus for some time, and that he watched the bus take a number of other reckless moves along the road.
The Dangers of Road Rage
Road rage is a danger to everyone on the road. When people drive recklessly and emotionally they are making the decision to put themselves and others into danger. Luckily, this incident did not cause a car accident, but even when people aren’t hurt, reckless drivers should be held accountable for their actions. In cases where a reckless driver does cause harm, the law has protections in place to help victims seek the funds they need to pay medical expenses and other measures to help stay afloat during their recovery.
The idea of a driver like this having responsibility for so many kids is frightening. It’s good to know this passing driver was able to witness and report the problem before anyone was hurt. If you have been the victim of road rage or reckless driving, you should seek the counsel of an attorney.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. is a New Jersey personal injury law firm that fights to protect victims of road rage, distracted driving, drunk driving, malpractice and other forms of negligence. We are here to fight for you and your family.