Fail To Stop For School Bus

Not safely stopping for school bus when lights are flashing
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Offences

Failure to stop for school bus

Demerit Points

6

Fines

Up to $2,000.00 if it’s your first conviction;

Up to $4,000.00, or jail for up to six months, or both a fine and jail, if it’s a subsequent conviction.

Impact on Insurance Premiums

Could result in massive insurance premium increases, or cancellation of your insurance policy

Other Penalties

Subsequent convictions could result in jail sentences for up to six months

About The Offence

Every driver or street car operator, when meeting on a highway, other than a highway with a median strip, a stopped school bus that has its overhead red signal-lights flashing, shall stop before reaching the bus and shall not proceed until the bus moves or the overhead red signal-lights have stopped flashing.

and

 Every driver or street car operator on a highway, when approaching from the rear a stopped school bus that has its overhead red signal-lights flashing, shall stop at least twenty metres before reaching the bus and shall not proceed until the bus moves or the overhead red signal-lights have stopped flashing.

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