Report: VDOT employee reprimanded for calling drivers “stupid”

Posted at 6:36 AM, Dec 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-12 07:14:39-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTKR) – According to a recent report from WTVR in Richmond, Virginia, a traffic operator employed by VDOT is now under fire for some comments made to a state police dispatcher.

When traffic on Interstate 95 in Richmond was at a standstill last week, with all but one lane closed, calls to 911 dispatch started pouring in after a metal plate shifted over the Robin Hood Road Bridge and damaged several cars.

According to reports, when a State Police dispatcher called the Richmond Traffic Operations Center to notify them about the problem, the traffic operator responded like this:

“There is a sign there that says ‘bump’, but people are still sailing through there at 70+ m.p.h., but there is really not a lot you can do for stupid.”

Click here to read the complete story from WTVR.