Extra caution needed around school buses: police

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BIBLE HILL - Motorists must be on added alert when school buses are on the road, Colchester County RCMP said.
The force said there have been a couple of recent incidents where people drove past a school bus with its amber lights flashing.
When "the lights are activated," Cpl. Addie MacCallum said, "the bus is preparing to stop."
When the bus stops the red lights come on and students will either be picked up or dropped off from the bus.
MacCallum said while no one was injured during the recent incidents, police are reminding motorists to take extra caution and slow down.
The RCMP say when the amber lights are activated motorists should be preparing to stop, leaving 20 metres between them and the bus to ensure student safety.
And with winter here it is even more critical for motorists to give themselves more time to slow down due to icy and snowy conditions.
Failure to use caution or stop for a bus' amber or red lights could result in a fine starting at $279.50.

Organizations: RCMP

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