School bus safety is a must.

Port Alberni, Road Safety Unit

2022-03-10 08:45 PST

File # 2022-1940

As School District 70 reaches the middle of its school year, drivers are still failing to stop for the flashing lights and stop signs on busses.

Already in 2022 Port Alberni RCMP have received eight complaints of vehicles who have failed to stop as busses are unloading or loading children.

A vehicle passes a stopped school bus
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School busses in Port Alberni are equipped with multiple exterior cameras, which, when turned over to police show the vehicle, driver and licence plate of the vehicle.

Safety around school busses in a priority for officers. We work with the school district to follow up with the owners of the vehicles. We believe that with continued education we can stop these potentially dangerous offences from occurring, stated Constable Richard Johns, Media Relations Officer, for Port Alberni RCMP.

Failing to stop for a school bus hold a fine of $368 and 3 demerit points. For more information on school road safety tips visit the BCRCMP

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Cst. Richard Johns

Media Relations Officer
Port Alberni RCMP
4444 Morton Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4M8
Office: 250-723-2424

Email: Richard.Johns@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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