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School bus driver charged with distracted driving in Oakville

Last Updated Sep 15, 2020 at 6:18 pm EDT

Halton Police say the driver of this school bus was charged with distracted driving in Oakville on Sep. 15, 2020. TWITTER/@HRPS

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.