Van driver facing investigation following Twitter footage upload
School boy splashed as van drives through a puddle, intentionally soaking him
As the weather changes and the rain arrives for most of the UK, a van driver has faced a negative reaction after driving through a puddle, intentionally soaking a young boy waiting for a school bus.
The footage also looks to have been recorded from the driver’s side of the vehicle.
After posting the video to Twitter the electrician was hit with a barrage of negative feedback from other Twitter users.
It is yet to be seen what punishment will be given following any investigation by the police.
This case raises a good reminder for new drivers who may not even have driven in the rain before.
Motorists who drive through puddles and splash nearby pedestrians could be slapped with a £5,000 fine under section three of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
It states that it is an offence to drive “without reasonable consideration for other persons” and according to the Crown Prosecution Service, this includes an instance of “driving through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed”.
The full video footage is available on The Sun website