A man who was filmed using one of his legs to steer a long-haul passenger bus on a major expressway in southern Vietnam has been suspended from work, his employer said on Wednesday.
Nguyen Duy Hieu, identified as the driver in the video that went viral on Facebook, was given a summary suspension and questioned by police, according to the bus operator, Tuan Hiep Co.
The employer did not specify the term of the suspension.
In the footage, Hieu was seen putting one leg on the steering wheel, when he was driving passengers along the Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong Expressway, a route stretching from the southern metropolis to a province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.
He was leaning back on the chair, with hands behind the head in an apparently relaxed posture.
The video, allegedly filmed on Wednesday, was followed by multiple comments of outrage at the man’s disregard for passengers’ well-being.
Police are verifying the action of Hieu, a representative of Ho Chi Minh City’s traffic police unit said, underlining that a penalty will be given to the driver if sufficient evidence is collected against him.
Hieu may also face another punishment from the transport authorities in the southernmost province of Ca Mau, where the coach operator is located.