Springfield Police say they will pursue enforcement action regarding motorists blowing through school bus stop signs. 

This comes at the end of the first month of a new school year. 

The police service says that when September rolls around, they start getting reports of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses that are loading or unloading children. 

“Please be aware that many Sunrise School Division buses are equipped with cameras, and we will pursue enforcement action on the registered owner of the vehicle,” Springfield Police caution drivers. 

Motorists are reminded that the highway traffic act states that drivers in both directions must stop for a school bus with a stop sign extended or red warning lamps active on an undivided highway. 

“The penalty for passing a stopped school bus is $672.00 and two demerits but the real consequences can be catastrophic. It isn't just the responsibility of bus drivers to protect the children on our roads, all motorists have a part to play here,” report Springfield Police. 

They also point out that reduced speed limits are always in effect within school zones in the R.M. of Springfield, 24 hours a day and every day of the year.


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