MOOSE CREEK, Ontario – A North Stormont mother Bridgette Lapierre is concerned for the safety of her children after witnessing drivers on Hwy 138 ignore the flashing lights and stop sign of the local school bus.
Lapierre said in her video post on Facebook that this wasn’t an unusual occurrence.
“Yesterday two cars went by when she had her lights on I didn’t have my phone out so today I took my phone with me and look at that two freakin cars again this morning this momma is getting sick of these drivers that don’t pay attention,” she wrote on Facebook.
Lapierre shared a video on Facebook of two cars driving right past her children’s school bus early Thursday morning, Oct. 25.
See the video here.
The OPP shared the video on their social media and said that they would be investigating the issue.
“The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Detachment of the OPP is investigating these incidents and is working closely with the bus company to increase safety,” the OPP wrote on their OPP East Facebook page. “If you can help identify the drivers in this video, please call the SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122. The OPP will have extra patrols in the area during school bus times. If you see a dangerous driver, report it!”
According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, for the first offense of ignoring a school bus’ stop signals, a driver could be fined $400 to $2,000 and they could lose six demerit points. Each following office could see the driver fined with $1,000 to $4,000, lose six demerit points and face possible jail time of up to six months.