A still from the video clip shows the bus driver putting on his shoes
A Ho Chi Minh City-based private transport company has temporarily suspended a bus driver, who was caught putting on socks and tying his shoes while driving in a video clip
earlier this week
Nguyen Van Bay, deputy director of Hoang Long Company, confirmed with news website VnExpress that the driver in the clip that has gone viral on the internet is an employee of the company.
He said the driver, whose name was not revealed, had been suspended for 15 days and was ordered to re-take a training course on traffic rules.
The one-minute clip was first sent to Thanh Nien by a reader last Sunday, showing the reckless act of the driver on a sleeper bus, which was traveling from the northern city of Hai Phong down south to Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on June 16.
When the bus almost reached its final stop in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, the driver turned on some music, and slowly put on his socks, and then his shoes.
During this time, the driver occasionally looked up and put his hands on the steering wheel.
The reader said there were around 40 passengers aboard.
After the clip went viral on the internet, the Hoang Long Company identified the passenger who shot the clip and said it would give him VND5 million (US$229) as a reward.
Khuat Viet Hung, deputy chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, has ordered the company to punish the bus driver.