With the school year now under way the Huntsville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to thank drivers for slowing down and watching for school buses in an effort to keep our children safe.
The Huntsville Detachment would like to remind motorists of the importance in continuing to pay close attention when meeting or following a school bus. Motorists in both directions must stop when approaching a stopped school bus with its stop arm extended and red lights flashing. Drivers cannot start moving until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm has been retracted and the bus has started to move.
Fines for not doing so:
– First offence $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points
– Each following offence, $1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and possible jail time, (up to six months)
For more information on school bus safety, visit the Ministry of Transportation’s website www.mto.gov.on.ca
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