RCMP urge motorists to use caution when approaching bus stops

Posted on August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia . . . Nova Scotia RCMP are reminding motorists to use extra caution when approaching school bus stops as children head back to school.

Early morning can be hectic and exciting for our children as they head back to school. While waiting for a bus, children will often start playing in the road. Furthermore, they may be distracted by their friends and may not be paying as much attention as they should to road safety. The Nova Scotia RCMP remind motorists to slow down and use caution when approaching school bus stops.

Remember, 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, passing a school bus could result in the death or serious injury of a child.

Be safe and slow down to keep our children safe.

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Contact person:

Sgt. Brigdit Leger
Media Relations Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: (902) 222-0154
brigit.leger@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


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