SELKIRK – A school division north of Winnipeg is fed up with drivers flying by buses when they have their stop signs displayed.
It happens all the time in the Lord Selkirk School Division.
In fact they counted and it averages more than 35 times a day.
School Division Transportation Supervisor Mike Munday tells 680 CJOB some crawl by and some speed by.
“Some people will stop at the first stop sign, stop at the second stop sign and then continue on,” says Munday. “Other people blow through at 100 KM/H. It just depends where they are and what the situation is.”
Lord Selkirk superintendent Scott Kwasnitza says it’s a huge problem.
“I think it’s a provincewide, nationwide [and] North America wide problem when it comes to busses and drivers and violations,” says Kwasnitza.
Next school year, the division will install high-definition cameras on its buses to catch and then report dangerous drivers who cruise past a bus when it has a stop sign out.
It’ll be up to RCMP on whether to issue tickets after seeing the video evidence.
The fine is $673.