With school starting, Ontario Provincial Police want to be sure that drivers know the laws associated with school buses.

O.P.P. officials say that every driver that meets a stopped school bus, must, by law, stop 20 metres back of the bus and that drivers are not allowed to pass the bus until the bus moves or the flashing signal lights have stopped.

Drivers that attempt to pass a stopped school bus will be charged with a $400 to $1,000 fine, and six demerit points for the first offence.   Any offence after that can lead to fines ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and possible jail time up to six months.

Drivers around the county are being asked to be vigilant while driving as there are six schools in Haliburton County.