HRM Partners in Policing reminds motorists that it is illegal to pass a school bus from either direction when its red lights are flashing regardless of the number of lanes of traffic.
Since students returned to school in September, police have been responding to numerous complaints of motorists passing school buses which are stopped with their red lights flashing. While a number of different areas have been identified, enforcement at Windsor Street and Strawberry Hill has resulted in a number of tickets being issued. The initial fine for this offence is $399.01 and you acquire six points against your license.
Police will continue to step up enforcement in relation to these complaints and motorists are asked to do their part by obeying these laws. This will help ensure it is safe for children going to and coming from school. Anyone who witnesses an infraction is encouraged to report it to police at 490-5016. We thank citizens for helping to keep our streets safe in HRM.