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OPP to Crack Down on School Bus Safety

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.

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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.

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