Stratford News OPP to Crack Down on School Bus Safety SHARE ON: Gregory Rosser, contributor, Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 2017 Photo: Supplied The Perth and Wellington County OPP is reminding drivers you must stop for school buses when stop arms are extended and its lights are flashing. It comes following a number of reports from the public regarding drivers not obeying the rules. The OPP says it’s a serious safety concern, especially at rural drop offs as children could be crossing the street. The penalty for passing is $400 and six demerit points, or criminal charges if a student is hurt as a result. Police say even if there is a median or barrier in the road, both sides must stop. The OPP is also reminding drivers all penalties in school and community safety zones are doubled.