Last week, the OPP announced it handed out an astonishing 800 distracted/inattentive driving charges over the three day period during Labour Day weekend. This brought the yearly total to a staggering ,8,800 fines relating to distracted driving.
A video has surfaced showing a TTC bus driver using his smartphone while driving, which is against the law. The video clip is only 12-seconds and it was reportedly captured on Friday afternoon in Scarborough.
TTC spokesperson Brad Ross stated disciplinary action against the driver is underway, which is either suspension or dismissal. “This is a very serious matter and the TTC is treating it as such given the enormous responsibility it has for the safety of its customers and all road users,” said Ross.
Using your handheld device — such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, MP3, or DVD player — while driving was banned in 2009 and fines are now a minimum of $490.