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.