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Woodstock Police Receive Weekly Complaints for Drivers Passing Buses

Following reports coming out of Perth County, the Woodstock Police say they too have been dealing with drivers passing school buses.

WOODSTOCK - Woodstock Police are getting fed up of how many complaints they receive regarding drivers passing school busses when their lights are flashing. 

Constable Nikki VanLeeuwen tells Heart FM they get these complaints all the time. 

"We do get complaints, most of our complaints come from residential areas where school busses are stopping and we do get complaints, I would say weekly from the public and from bus drivers themselves." 

VanLeeuwen says you are forced to stop for a reason and that reason is to protect the precious cargo that ride these buses everyday. 

"It is all about the safety of the young people getting on the school buses and people need to be very careful when they approach school buses. The school buses need to have their stop arm out and it is important that drivers keep a distance of at least 20 metres to keep a space for kids to cross." 

The fine for passing a bus with the lights flashing can range from $490 to $2,000 and 6 demerit points. 

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