RCMP in Slave Lake are reminding drivers about school bus safety.
Recently an increase in the number of passing violations has caused concern. Drivers need to be reminded that passing a school bus with the red lights activated is not only extremely unsafe, but will result in a hefty fine.
Under the Traffic Safety Act Rules of the Road Regulation, the fine for passing a school bus with alternately flashing red lamps is $465. This applies anytime a driver sees the red lights flashing.
A number of such violations have been reported in and around school areas recently, as well as residential streets.