Alberta bus driver terminated after speaking on phone while driving

Witnessed by contractor who had 20/20 vision
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/11/2017

A bus driver who worked on a refinery site in Redwater, Alta., was terminated after she was witnessed speaking on her cellphone while driving a work-site bus.

Leslie Sutherland had worked at Diversified Transportation operating a worker-transport bus at the North West Redwater Refinery since 2011. On Nov. 13, 2015, Richard Houghton (who worked on-site with Atlas RFID Solutions) attempted to flag down a bus.

The driver was on a cellphone, according to Houghton, and drove right by him without stopping. Houghton said he tried to wave the bus driver down after it passed the designated-stop area, but the driver didn’t stop.