A man driving on the 40 westbound between Sources and St. John's says he noticed a minivan tailgating him, and when he saw the school sign on the minivan and the vehicle filled with kids, he followed the driver and videotaped him.
In the video, you see the school minivan driving over 100 km/h in a 70 km/h zone, and weaving in and out of traffic.
“I stopped filming because he noticed me and it was getting dangerous, he started following me at speed, I was driving to get away from him and he was zigzagging through traffic like a crazy person,” the man who wished to remain anonymous because he is also speeding in the video, told CJAD.
The man called the school transportation company, R. Crevier, to complain, but he says they were not interested.
CJAD spoke to the owner, Robert Crevier, Tuesday morning; he was unavailable for an interview but said he received a complaint from a citizen and the Sûreté du Québec.
He said it was the employee's first offence, that he gave him a warning and he could be fired after three.
The school minivan was transporting students from the Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs.
A spokesperson says they followed up with R. Crevier, to make sure the driver received a warning.
The board has not contacted parents about it. The spokesperson said they would consider it, if they receive complaints following the video.
The general manager of Quebec’s bus owners federation Luc Lafrance, says he also contacted the company to find out how the driver would be disciplined.
Lafrance says he agrees with the company's decision to give three warnings before firing the driver. He says each member deals with infractions their own way but they do have a code of ethics.
The Sûreté du Québec also wants to speak to the person who took the video.
Constable Benoit Richard says they need the witness to file a police report and when he does, he will receive two tickets, for speeding and using a video camera while driving.
"They are as reckless as the person in front, if they see an infraction they need to call us right away with the license plate number, don't follow and do an infraction youself," Richard said.
The witness says he will not file a police report.