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Hamilton Police Charge Four Drivers With Failing To Stop For School Bus

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Hamilton Police Charge Four Drivers With Failing To Stop For School Bus

Hamilton Police have charged four drivers with failing to stop for a school bus.

On September 16 shortly before 8:00 a.m., a school bus stopped southbound on Highway 6 near Binkley Court to pick up a student. With the lights flashing and the front arm extended with the stop sign, a Chevrolet Uplander minivan travelling northbound continued past the bus without stopping. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 48-year old male from Hamilton was charged.

On September 25 shortly after 8:30 a.m., a school bus stopped westbound on Rymal Road West and Konstantine Court to pick up a student. With the lights flashing and the front arm extended with the stop sign, a Mercedes Benz sedan slowly passed the bus without stopping as a student was embarking. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 64-year-old female from Hamilton was charged.

On September 26 shortly after 8:30 a.m., a school bus stopped on Rymal Road West and Westlawn Drive to pick up a student. A Honda Odyssey minivan and a Ford Flex SUV failed to stop as they drove past the bus. Police were able to safely stop both vehicles. The drivers, a 77-year-old male from Hamilton and a 42-year-old female from Hamilton were charged. 

All the drivers involved were issued provincial offence tickets for failing to stop for a school bus under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. If found guilty of the offence, penalties can include up to a $2000 fine and six demerit points.

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