Oakville school bus driver charged with distracted driving

A school bus is seen in this undated file photo.

Halton police say a school bus driver has been charged after allegedly being caught using a cell phone while driving through an active construction zone with children on board.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon shortly before 3:30 p.m. in the area of Trafalgar Road and Briarhall Gate.

The traffic unit pulled over the bus and the driver is now facing a distracted driving charge, Halton police said.

According to police, 16 children were on board at the time of the alleged incident.

The bus company has also been notified, police said.

#ProjectSafeStart: moments ago, our Traffic Unit stopped this school bus driver for #DistractedDriving (cellphone) at Trafalgar/Briarhall; in the active construction zone.

16 children on board.

The bus driver has been charged and the company has been notified through CVOR. ^MRT pic.twitter.com/rTCHQgqYYH

— HRPS Oakville (@HRPSOak) September 15, 2020