School Bus Safety

Posted on August 21, 2015

• When you get off the bus, take “10 giant steps” along the shoulder of the road, then stop and look at the bus driver. The driver will signal when it is safe to cross.
• When the driver signals, walk straight across the road in front of the bus, and then stop at the outer edge of the bus. Look both ways, and if no vehicles are approaching, continue across the road.

Throughout the month of September, the Nova Scotia RCMP Traffic Services Unit will be patrolling school zones across the province to educate motorists and enforce Motor Vehicle Act regulations. Below is a chart listing MVA violations and their applicable fines.

Motor Vehicle Act Violation Fine Amount
103(2A)(a) – Exceeding speed limit by between 1 and 15 km/h, inclusive, in school area First offence – $352.50
Second offence – $582.50
Third or subsequent offence – $1,042.50
103(2A)(b) – Exceeding speed limit by between 16 and 30 km/h, inclusive, in school area First offence – $467.50
Second offence – $812.50
Third or subsequent offence – $1,502.50
103(2A)(c ) – Exceeding speed limit by 31 km/h or more in school area First offence – $697.50
Second offence – $1,272.50
Third or subsequent offence – $2,422.50
Section 103(3) – Failing to stop for stopped school bus exhibiting flashing red lights
First offence – $410.00
Second offence – $697.50
Third or subsequent offence – $1,272.50
103(4) – Failing to proceed with caution when passing school bus exhibiting flashing amber lights
First offence – $295.00
Second offence – $467.50
Third or subsequent offence – $812.50

For more information on school bus safety, visit http://schoolbussafety.ca/


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