School Bus Tickets
In Ontario, the legislation that surrounds school buses reflects a societal commitment to safeguarding the lives of our children. The rules are stringent, and any driver failing to stop for a school bus displaying its stop sign or flashing red lights can be ticketed.
The law does not discriminate between directions; whether you are driving towards or from the opposite direction, the requirement to halt your vehicle applies. This ensures the safety of children as they embark or disembark the bus.
School Bus Tickets Penalty
The penalties for these offences are structured to serve as a deterrence to all drivers and a reminder of the gravity of the matter:
- First Offense: This comes with a fine ranging from $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points on your driver’s record.
- Subsequent Offenses: If you repeatedly break this law, fines can range from $1,000 to $4,000, along with the continued addition of six demerit points for each offence, as well as up to 6 months imprisonment.
These penalties also underscore the societal expectation for drivers to behave responsibly, especially in proximity to school buses.