Red-light violation results in collision with school bus

Lunenburg District RCMP has charged a driver after a red-light violation resulted in a collision with a school bus on Hwy. 3 in Hebbville.

On October 19, at approximately 8:40 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a school bus and a Ford F-150 pickup truck on Hwy. 3 in Hebbville. RCMP officers learned that the school bus was travelling west on Hwy. 3 when it began slowing and displayed its amber lights. The F-150 was travelling east on Hwy. 3 when it approached the school bus. The bus activated its red lights and stop sign, and the F-150 collided with the extended stop sign. The bus was not damaged, and the F-150 suffered minor damage to its driver side mirror. No injuries were reported.

The driver of the F-150, a 72-year-old Hebbs Cross man, was issued a Summary Offence Ticket for Failing to Stop for a School Bus Exhibiting Flashing Red Lights. The ticket carries a fine of $410.

This week is National School Bus Safety Week and the Nova Scotia RCMP continues to ask motorists to stop for school buses that are exhibiting flashing red lights. All Nova Scotians have an important role to play in helping kids, educators, parents and guardians stay safe. Please slow down and stop, to help protect everyone.

Source: Release

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