Have you ever seen a bus driver texting, or talking on the phone?

As photos surface of bus drivers texting while driving, the Toronto Transit Commission is asking its customers to stop taking the pictures.

“We ask that people not do that. We don’t require photographic evidence to discipline drivers,” TTC spokesman Brad Ross said Friday, explaining that “cameras in the face of operators can escalate a situation that doesn’t need to be escalated.”

“I’m not saying we wouldn’t use photographs sent to us (for an internal investigation), just that we don’t require it,” Ross said.

He said that instead of snapping photos, “we ask that they call us, report the bus and route number and date and time of the occurrence.” That kind of information would allow the TTC to conduct a thorough inquiry, he said.

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