The TTC is looking into video footage of one of its subway drivers texting while at the helm of a speeding subway train.
The almost three-minute amateur video, posted to Youtube, shows the driver shifting the train's control lever with his right hand, while at the same time texting on a cellphone with the thumb of his left hand.
According to the train's automated stop announcements heard on the video, the incident occurred on one of the TTC's Yonge-University-Spadina line trains.
The driver is recorded texting as the train is traveling south to Rosedale station, then again as it moves toward Bloor station.
As of midday on Sunday, the video had received almost 3,300 hits.
It is strictly against TTC policy for drivers to engage in distracted driving while operating transit vehicles. Texting, eating, reading or listening to music are all against the rules at the transit commission.
The TTC began cracking down on distracted driving last year following a Toronto Sun story about a bus driver who was photographed texting while driving his bus around 40 km per hour.
Following that, the Sun received an onslaught of amateur videos of other drivers texting, eating and even reading while driving their vehicles.
Officials at the TTC have reportedly seen the video and are investigating.
However, spokesman Brad Ross told the Sun recently that the TTC would now be restricting information it makes public on investigations in order to protect the reputation of both its drivers and the transit commission.