School Bus and Student Safety

School buses are out on area roadways for another school year.

The law requires drivers to stop for school buses when they`re loading or unloading passengers.

OPP Sergeant David Rektor says if convicted, drivers can be fined up to $2,000 for a first offence and have six demerit points added to their licence

The owner of the vehicle will be charged, whether or not they were behind the wheel at the time.

Motorists are also reminded to watch for children at school crossings and bus stops.