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Two more drivers charged after passing school buses in Summerside

['Stop for school buses when red lights are activated. TINA COMEU PHOTO']
Stop for school buses when red lights are activated. - File photo

Two more drivers were recently charged after they passed school buses displaying flashing red lights in Summerside.

On Nov. 7 at about 3 p.m., Summerside police received a report of a vehicle that passed a school bus outside a Pope Road daycare.

A 73-year-old woman was charged as a result of the incident.

Then, on Dec. 4 at about 9 a.m., police received a similar report from the Water Street area near the Holland College campus.

A 22-year-old West Prince man was charged in relation to that incident.

Both drivers were issued summary offence tickets pursuant to the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act which, which carries a minimum fine of $1,000.

This is the fourth such charge laid by the Summerside police in the past month. Police are again reminding the public to use caution when approaching school buses and to obey the flashing red lights to ensure the safety of students travelling to and from school.


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