School starts tomorrow!

Posted: September 6, 2010 in Transportation
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So, please, please, please be careful on our City’s streets and roads!

The little ones may not yet know the “rules of the road” so it up to the rest of us to ensure that the first day of school is full of happy memories for everyone.

This is the law:

Drivers – always stop for the bus

Whether on a city street, highway or county road, and regardless of the speed limit and the number of lanes, motorists travelling in both directions must stop when approaching a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing. A flashing stop arm will swing out while passengers are boarding or leaving the bus. (The only exception: on highways separated by a median, traffic coming from the opposite direction is not required to stop). Once all passengers have boarded, the STOP arm will fold away. Do not start moving until the red lights have stopped flashing and the bus begins to move.


First offence:   $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points
Each subsequent offence:   $1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and possible jail time up to six months


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