Two people who drove by a stopped school bus east of Mattawa on Highway 17 face heavy penalties.

The pair, a 31-year-old Sudbury woman and 26-year-old man from Calgary, are looking at fines totalling nearly $500.

Both can also expect to be hit with six demerit points on their driver’s licences.

The area where they passed the stopped school bus was very close to where Adam Ranger was struck and killed 18 years ago when he got off a school bus after school.

In the latest incident, the bus had its stop arm extended and roof top lights flashing when it was dropping off two students after school.

OPP officers from Mattawa and North Bay tracked down the drivers thanks to a dash camera on the bus that captured images of the vehicles.