OPP study: 151 drivers fail to stop for school busses

It's almost that time of year again- Kids will be heading back to school starting this week, and the Ontario Provincial Police is reminding drivers to obey the law when it comes to sharing the road with school busses.

During a five-day study period the OPP found that 151 people were dinged for illegally passing school busses.

Fines for that offense can be as high as $2,000 on the first offense, and after that can potentially result in jail time.

Const. Serge Gauthier with OPP says that usually happens when a car is approaching the bus from the front.

"When it's a two-lane [road] sometimes people don't pay attention and they just drive through and never stop," he said. "Even if the stop sign on the side of the bus is flashing."

Gauthier says there are a handful of offenders in school zones as well with drivers forgetting to slow down when approaching a school.

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