The Haliburton Highlands OPP is reminding drivers of the rules because school bus drivers are concerned.

Our local police continue to get complaints involving school buses. Constable Tim Negus says drivers travelling in both directions need to stop when a bus has its red lights flashing. Negus says when you approach a bus from the front, keep a safe distance to let children get on or off the bus and cross the road.

He says in Ontario, school bus drivers and other witnesses can report vehicles that have passed a school bus.  The vehicle’s registered owner can have the fines applied to him or her.

Drivers can be charged if they pass a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing. A first offence is between a $400 to $2,000 fine and six demerit points.