LR1: Fines for Failing to Stop for a School Bus

Year
2015
Category
Justice and Protective Services
NCLGA Ref#
LR1

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership

Details

WHEREAS the citizens of British Columbia take the responsibility of protecting their children very seriously;

AND WHEREAS under Provincial law, it is prohibited to pass a school bus that is displaying red alternating lights and drivers in both directions must stop and wait for the bus driver to load or off-load children and for the bus driver to disengage the signal lights before proceeding;

AND WHEREAS there are increased reports of drivers failing to stop for school buses;

AND WHEREAS the fine for “Failing to Stop for a School Bus” in British Columbia is $167 with no graduated penalties for additional offences:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the North Central Local Government Association be requested to petition the Union of British Columbian Municipalities to request the Province of BC review the fine amounts for failing to stop for a school bus and to implement a progressive system of fines and stiffer penalties for infractions.