Dashcam video shows TTC bus running a red light
Disturbing dashcam footage is circulating today of another close call between multiple vehicles on Toronto's streets — only this time, one of those vehicles is a TTC bus.
Twitter user @viper359 says he was approaching the intersection of Steeles Avenue East and Tapscott Road on Thursday night around 11:50 p.m. when he inadverdently captured the incident with his car's dashcam.
In the video he posted to Twitter on Friday afternoon, his car can be seen approaching a red light.
When the dashcam's owner is about three car-lengths away from the intersection, the light in front of him turnes green. Seconds later, a TTC bus can be seen careening through the intersection against a presumed red light.
@TTChelps I am the first to defend you guys, but what the hell.— Viper (@viper359) February 21, 2020
Feb 20, about 2250hrs, Steeles and Tapscott Rd! Bus had passengers too! Driver waved when I honked!@CP24#TTCFail #RedLight pic.twitter.com/gfITmaZl5h
The bus, which appears to have been carrying several passengers, turned left and moved out of frame.
"I am the first to defend you guys, but what the hell," wrote the dashcam owner on Twitter to the TTC's customer service account. "Bus had passengers too! Driver waved when I honked!"
TTC customer service was prompt in reaching out to ask that he call them, noting in a later tweet that they "are unable to take employee complaints via Twitter."
This incensed the driver who provided video footage even more.
That sounds like a beurocratic problem, if you would like you can have my feedback as well:— 🌨 Herlander Pinto 🌐 🏗️ (@hdiogopinto) February 21, 2020
Don't force people to call some number to complain. Twitter is a valid means of communication and @TTChelps should perhaps join us in 2020.
"They don't take complaints via Twitter," wrote @viper359 in reply to another commenter. "Not even extremely dangerous ones. So no formal complaint from me, no action taken. Carry on."
When asked about the incident, TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said the following:
"We are aware and it is being looked in to. Our expectation is that our operators follow the rules of the road at all times."
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