Updated with Malta Public Transport statement

Malta Public Transport said it was taking immediate action to suspend the driver who jumped a red light in Paola this morning.

The Times of Malta this afternoon uploaded the footage above, filmed on a dashboard camera, of the moment the driver disobeyed the Highway Code and jumps the red light in Paola, right in front of the police station at 9.30am.

The company said this afternoon it regarded safety as a top priority and this type of behaviour was not tolerated.

Drivers, it said, were being given a new bonus as an incentive for safe driving so such a contravention was not only illegal but also went against the driver's own interest.

It said it was taking immediate action to suspend the driver in question.

In July, the driver of a private bus that was filmed jumping a red light had his drivers' tag suspended after the Times of Malta showed dashcam footage of the vehicle speeding through the red light in Floriana.

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