Two drivers charged for passing stopped school bus

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The Ontario Provincial Police have responded to local concerns about drivers passing stopped school buses with charges laid against two drivers Monday.

Police say that on the morning of October 25, 2021 officers with the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) detachment of the OPP responded to a complaint of vehicles failing to stop a school bus on Highway 17 in the Chalk River area.

“Due to ongoing issues, officers have also been conducting focused patrols of bus routes in Laurentian Hills targeting drivers who disobey traffic laws in relation to school zone and school bus safety.”

On the morning of October 25, officers charged a 24 year-old driver from Wawa, Ontario and a 78 year-old driver from Deep River with failing to stop for a school bus.

Both drivers failed to stop for a school bus that was picking up a student on Highway 17 in Laurentian Hills. Each driver was fined a total of $490 and six demerit points.

“Officers will continue to make traffic safety a priority in school zones and on bus routes throughout the school year.”

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