Police ticket six motorists for passing school buses Friday morning

HRM Partners in Policing are asking motorists to drive with added caution around school buses following a number of incidents.
 
Between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit monitored the area of Hammonds Plains Road and Killarney Drive and issued six summary offences tickets to motorists passing school buses exhibiting flashing red lights.
 
Motorists are reminded that passing school buses in either direction when the red lights are flashing, regardless of the number of traffic lanes, not only puts children in danger, but is illegal and carries substantial fines. It is also an offence to fail to proceed with caution when passing a school bus exhibiting flashing amber lights.
 
The HRP/RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit will be patrolling school zones in HRM during the month of September to educate motorists and enforce motor vehicle regulations. Below is a chart listing violations and 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 – $342.41
Second offence – $572.41
Third or subsequent offence – $1,032.41
103(2A)(b) – Exceeding speed limit by between 16 and 30 km/h, inclusive, in school area First offence – $457.41
Second offence – $802.41
Third or subsequent offence – $1,492.41
103(2A)(c ) – Exceeding speed limit by 31 km/h or more in school area First offence – $687.41
Second offence – $1,262.41
Third or subsequent offence – $2,412.41
Section 103(3) – Failing to stop for stopped school bus exhibiting flashing red lights
 
First offence – $399.91
Second offence – $687.41
Third or subsequent offence – $1,262.41
103(4) – Failing to proceed with caution when passing school bus exhibiting flashing amber lights
 
First offence – $284.91
Second offence – $457.41
Third or subsequent offence – $802.41

 

Source: Release

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