Halton Regional Police say a school bus driver has been charged with distracted driving on the first day that elementary school children began a staggered start to the school year.
The force’s traffic unit stopped the driver for using a cellphone while driving in an active construction zone at Trafalgar Road and Briarhall Gate in Oakville around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
There were 16 children onboard the bus. No injuries were reported.
The bus company has been notified through the Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration system.