With school starting today (Sept. 5), police are reminding motorists to use extra caution when approaching school bus stops.
Early morning can be hectic and exciting for children as they head back to school. While waiting for a bus, children will often start playing in the road. They may also be distracted by their friends and not pay as much attention as they should to road safety.
Nova Scotia's RCMP members are reminding motorists to slow down and use caution when approaching school bus stops. Failing to yield to a school bus that has alternating red lights could result in a fine of $399.91 and six demerit points.
More importantly, they stress passing a school bus could result in the death or serious injury of a child.
Motorists are urged to be safe and slow down to keep children safe.