It's important for everyone in our communities to help make sure our roads are the safest they can be. When it comes to school bus travel, it's very important for our young people to arrive safely at their destination. Over 800,000 young people are transported safely in school buses every school day.
Motorists are required by law to stop for a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing. Unfortunately, a few motorists will disregard the law and pass the school bus, jeopardizing the safety of young people boarding and leaving the bus or crossing the road.
You can help make our roads safe by reporting the dangerous and illegal passing of school buses with the following tips.
Any additional information including witnesses, photographs, etc. can be helpful when reporting to police.
Download and complete the Illegal Passing of a School Bus Reporting Form (PDF - 95 KB)
This reporting form must be completed in its entirety before police action can be taken. You may also attend at a police station to make a report. You may be required at a later date to attend court to provide evidence of what happened. A copy of the completed form may also be provided to a person charged with an offence so that he or she has a summary of what you will say in court. The completed form should be delivered to your local police station as soon after the incident as possible.
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