Safety

Bus driver fined for 'ignoring another bus' flashing lights'

Posted on March 15, 2011

POWASSAN, Ontario — Wendy Sue Restoule has six months to pay $250 for a fine and costs for an incident last year wherein she "ignored the flashing lights of another school bus," the North Bay Nugget reports.

On Jan. 5, 2010, a bus was stopped on a highway with its red lights flashing. Restoule, who was driving a school bus, approached the bus from behind and passed it.

Police at the time said that Ontario law requires drivers to stop when approaching a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing.

Restoule was initially charged with failing to stop for a school bus — a violation punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and six demerit points. However, ahead of her trial, a plea was entered on her behalf to the lesser charge of disobeying a traffic control signal in her lane, according to the North Bay Nugget.

 

Related Topics: stop-arm running/illegal passing

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