“Safe Stop Day” aims to raise awareness about bus safety

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With school having been in session for just over a month now, Cindy Dettling, Safe Stop Coordinator says people are still not getting the message of stopping for busses when they have lights flashing.

“This is NOT a game and people should not be playing with children’s lives”

The consequences of not stopping for a school bus? A fine of $368 plus 3 points for the first infraction, $668.00 and 3 points for the second infraction and the fine could be over $1000 and points for the third infraction. But even worse, someone could get injured or killed.

“It’s about time people started taking this seriously”, says Dettling, “it’s just a matter of time before a student is injured or loses their life.

Motorists need to slow down and exercise patience. We all share the road, and we need to keep our school bus passengers safe.”

October 13th will be Safe Stop Day in Fort St. John. School bus drivers will have their buses parked at Home Hardware, Safeway, Rona, Totem Mall, Walmart and Save-on-Foods displaying their flashing red lights as well as answering any questions. Drivers will be available between 9:30am and 12:30 pm.