Drivers passing school buses reported

Local RCMP urge caution around school bus pickup and dropoff locations

  • Sep. 21, 2017 7:30 a.m.

Submitted by Sgt. Bob Vatamaniuck

Columbia Valley RCMP

Witnesses reported to police that during the morning of Monday, September 11th, a truck was passing buses with lights flashing and passing the crossing guard that was standing in the marked crosswalk holding an extended stop sign near Eileen Madsen Primary School. Over the last week we received a few similar complaints surrounding other drivers passing school buses as well. This a great time to remind everyone that when a school bus has its red flashing lights engaged and especially coupled with the Stop sign extended and lit up, you must stop in both directions and never pass the school bus. It means there are kids getting on and off the bus and they are excited to get into the school or get home and may not be thinking about any vehicles driving past. It is your responsibility to stop so these tykes can be safe. Failure to do so could result in a $368 fine and 3 points.

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