RCMP are reminding motorists to come to a complete stop with their motor vehicle when approaching a school bus that has its stop arm out and its red flashing lights activated. This goes for vehicles approaching from the front or the rear, in both directions.

Traffic Safety Act Section 212 states that failing to stop 5 m from the front or rear of a school bus which has its safety lights and stop arm in operation carries a fine of $360.00, and may be issued to motorists who fail to comply. The single greatest threat to the safety of children who ride school buses is motorists who pass the bus when children are loading and unloading, according to SGI. Before moving your vehicle, check to see that all children have safely crossed the roadway.