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School bus safety reminder

With school starting back up tomorrow, Halifax Regional Police would like to remind motorists that it is illegal to pass a school bus from either direction when its lights are flashing regardless of the number of lanes of traffic.

Since students returned to school in September, police have been responding to numerous complaints of motorists passing school buses which are stopped with their lights flashing.

The initial fine for this offence is $397.71 and you could lose six points against your license if convicted.

Police will be stepping up enforcement in relation to these complaints and motorists are asked to do their part by obeying these laws. This will help ensure it is safe for children going to and coming from school.

Anyone who witnesses an infraction is encouraged to report it to police at 490-5016. We thank citizens for helping to keep our streets safe in HRM.

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