Back to School Safety Reminder
|The school year begins on September 2, 2014. Please respect school zones - help our kids arrive alive.|
Motorists need to pay extra attention to school buses and pedestrian traffic coming and going from the bus. The most common offence motorists commit is “failing to stop for a school bus” and this can result in a fine upon conviction. The fine for this offence is $402.00 and 6 demerit points.
The Lacombe Police Service recommends the following tips for motorists when approaching a school bus that is preparing to stop:
- When approaching the bus from the opposite direction, ensure that you stop at a safe distance away from the front of the bus.
- When approaching the bus from behind, we recommend that you stop at least 20 metres away from the back of the bus.
- Once the lights have stopped flashing and the safety arm folds away and the bus begins to move, it is safe to continue driving.
- 8:00 am – 9:30 am
- 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
- 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Lacombe Police Service at 403-782-3279.