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Five motorists charged with passing flashing schoolbuses

Also laid a charge for driving with a defaced license plate
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City police say they caught five drivers who didn't stop for school buses during a March enforcement campaign.

Police targeted traffic-related enforcement efforts at drivers who did not stop for school buses, violated speed limits, or did not obey traffic lights in Community Safety Zones.

As a result of this initiative, the North Bay Police Service laid a number of charges, including:

  • 5 motor vehicle owners being charged with Failure to Stop at a Bus Light
  • 1 motor vehicle driver being charged with Failure to Stop at a Bus Light
  • 34 total speeding charges, 14 of which took place in a Community Safety Zone
  • 1 motor vehicle impoundment
  • 1 charge of driving with a suspended license
  • 1 charge for driving with a defaced license plate
  • 1 charge for disobeying a stop sign

The NBPS also said that many citizens reported dangerous driving. 

Try to remember the following information as it will help Police in finding the offender:

  • The date and time of the incident;
  • The vehicle’s make, model, colour and licence plate number;
  • Identifying information about the driver;
  • The size of the school bus;
  • Whether or not the school bus was stopped;
  • If the bus had its upper red lights flashing or its stop sign arm extended;
  • If passengers were boarding or leaving the school bus;
  • If the vehicle passed from behind the school bus or if it was coming toward the bus in the opposite lane;
  • Any other details like witness names, video or photographs of the event.