Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Think of us on the yellow bus

Area schools are again in session.  Please caution and be alert when driving near buses and in school zones. Watch out for alternating flashing amber lights, which means a school bus is slowing to stop where students will either be getting on or off the bus.

Slow down and stop when the school bus activates its alternately flashing red lights. This means you must stop whether you are approaching an oncoming bus or following one.
Proceed only when the red lights on the bus have stopped flashing
Watch for school buses loading and unloading children, even if the lights aren’t flashing
Be on the lookout for children crossing the road.

When traveling in school zones, drivers must pay attention to the posted signs. The speed for both urban and rural school zones is 30 km/h unless otherwise posted. These limits are in effect on school days from 8:00 a.m.—9:30a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The fine for passing a school bus with its red lights flashing is $402.00 and six demerit points.

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