Columbia Valley RCMP is asking drivers to use extreme caution following more calls regarding cars passing by stopped buses.
Sergeant Bob Vatamaniuck says a call was received last Thursday about two vehicles passing a bus with lights flashing on Highway 93/95.
He says these kind of calls are still received on a monthly basis and wants the public to be on the lookout.
“We’re not asking the citizens to put themselves or the children in danger.” explains Vatamaniuck. “If they could get a license plate and then come to the detachment or give us a call. What we would require is a statement of what was observed… and then we can issue a ticket.”
Almost all of these violations are happening on Highway 93/95.
Sergeant Bob Vatamaniuck says parents must be biting their nails sending their children onto the school buses.
“I can only imagine it’s unsettling,” says Vatamaniuck. “if we ever do have an event where a child is hurt badly, or even worse killed, it’s going to be an absolute nightmare.”
The sergeant says a hefty $368 dollar fine will be given out to any driver caught driving past a school bus with lights flashing.
– Sgt. Bob Vatamaniuck, Columbia Valley RCMP
– Devin Howard