PEI Institutes Harsh Punishment for Passing School Busses
Hopefully you already know that it's illegal to pass a stopped school bus that has its stop sign folded out (it's a stop sign for a reason). You probably also know that it's a ticketable offense, and if you're caught whizzing by a bus you could get slapped with a hefty fine, as shown in this video that recently went viral. But that's not all you'll face starting December 8th, 2018 on Prince Edward Island.
The Canadian province instituted a law that failing to stop for a school bus when its red lights are flashing can be punished by the loss of 12 demerit points, which would result in license suspension for three months. The suspension is in addition to a fine of up to $5,000. The offender must then meet with officials of Highway Safety, pay a $100 reinstatement fee, and take a defensive driving course within six months. After the reinstatement, a driver is on a demerit point probation, which means that any further demerits within one year will result in a further license suspension, according to the province's website.