Highway Traffic Act - Passing A Stopped School Bus

thumb stopping_for_school_busDON'T PASS A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS

 The Highway Traffic Act requires motorists to stop at least five meters from the front and rear of a stopped school bus that is displaying signals.  Drivers traveling in both directions must not pass the buses when warning lights are activated and stop signs are extended, unless they are on the other side of a divided highway.

To further enhance safety, fines for passing a stopped school bus were recently increased.  Currently, failing to stop for a school bus displaying the signals carries a fine and two demerit points on the driver’s license.