Ontario Provincial Police are reminding drivers to be cautious when following and meeting school buses.
This after the North Bay OPP charged a 23-year-old tractor-trailer driver from Mississauga for failing to stop for a school bus on Highway 17.
Police say drivers and vehicle owners can be charged if their vehicle illegally passes a stopped school bus.
Fines range from $490 to $2000 plus six demerit points for a first offence and from $1000 to $4000, six demerit points and possible jail time up to six months for each subsequent offence.
#NorthBayOPP charged a 23yo from Mississauga driving a tractor trailer for failing to stop for a school bus on #Hwy17. OPP reminding drivers to be cautious when following and meeting school buses. Failing to stop gets you a total fine of $490.00. #DriveSafe and #SlowDown.^nm pic.twitter.com/b7HXSySVxV
— OPP North East Region (@OPP_NER) January 24, 2024