A B.C. school bus driver says she’s fed up with drivers blowing past her flashing red lights, and is demanding the province hike the fine for the traffic infraction.
Cindy Dettling says she wants the province to increase the fine for “failure to stop for a school bus” from $167 and 3 points, to $368 plus 6 points on your driving record.
She says drivers putting kids at risk should face harsher penalties.
“If you drive through a construction sign without a flag person being there, it starts at $196 dollars, speeding in a school zone is $196 dollars, why is it then that driving through the flashing red lights of a school bus is only $167, when you know full well there are children there.”
“The emphasis should be on the drivers that are breaking the law, because they are in fact breaking the law when they drive through our lights, and they are endangering students.”
The Transportation Ministry says there are no plans to increase the fine.