We are in the home stretch of the kids’ summer vacation and the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium has issued this statement for drivers:
In Simcoe County, SCSTC contracted school buses are scheduled to transport over 34,000 students to
school every day.
As a reminder to drivers:
Take Caution – There will be an increased number of school buses on the roads as students return for a
new school year. The SCSTC reminds all drivers to be extra cautious in the vicinity of school buses and
around school bus loading and unloading zones.
Pay Attention – Watch for school buses’ distinctive chrome yellow colouring, flashing red lights and stop
arms. Drivers travelling in both directions on a road without a median must stop for a stopped school
bus that has its upper red lights flashing.
Know the Repercussions – Any driver that fails to stop for a school bus with its lights engaged is subject
to a fine of up to $2,000 and six demerit points for a first time offence.
Be Empowered – Anyone who witnesses a driver failing to stop for a school bus can report the incident
to the police.
Visit the SCSTC web site at www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca and click on the ‘Home’ button then the
‘Safety’ tab for more details.