A Kirkcaldy company has condemned the behaviour of one of its agency drivers after he was caught on camera in a road rage incident near the Forth Road Bridge.
The unidentified man was driving an HGV from Carr’s Flour Mills in Kirkcaldy when he got involved in an argument.
Initially he is seen gesturing out of the window of his HGV, but then the lorry driver stops before getting out of his vehicle and moving towards the car driver’s door.
It is understood the confrontation took place on the A90 close to South Queensferry.
The footage appeared on the “name and shame” website, ‘Edinburgh’s Worst Drivers’ and quickly went viral.
A spokeswoman for Carr’s Flour Mill said the HGV driver was not an employee of the company but an agency driver. She said: “We wish to confirm that this behaviour is disgraceful and totally unacceptable to Carr’s Flour Mills. The driver was not one of our employees, but an agency driver providing holiday cover. He has been removed from our vehicles, and the agency is investigating the matter.
“We regret any distress caused to the family concerned.”
A statement from the the agency that employed the driver added: “We have been made aware of this incident and the behaviour of the driver in question is clearly not acceptable under any circumstances.
“We operate very stringent recruitment procedures. We are conducting an investigation into this incident but we can confirm that this driver will not be working for us in the future.
“This driver had been with us for some time and his conduct had not previously given cause for concern. Nevertheless we would repeat that this incident is totally unacceptable and we regret any distress caused to the family in question.”
A Police Scotland spokesman added: “We treat all incidents relating to road traffic offences seriously and when reports of this nature are made to police they will be investigated thoroughly.”