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2 Hamilton drivers face fines, demerit points after allegedly failing to stop for school bus

Hamilton police say they have fined two drivers who allegedly failed to stop for a school bus on Friday morning.
Hamilton police say they have fined two drivers who allegedly failed to stop for a school bus on Friday morning. Global News

Two drivers are facing large cash fines and demerit points after police say they were caught passing a school bus on the Mountain on Friday afternoon.

Police say investigators were tipped off when another driver with a dashcam turned in footage to Hamilton police showing two cars manoeuvring around a bus near Rymal Road East and Westlawn Drive while the vehicle’s stop sign was extended and its lights were on.

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Two women, ages 59 and 60, were issued tickets and face fines of $500 each as well as six demerit points on their licences, police say.

The incident comes in the same week the police service launched its school bus enforcement campaign, looking for drivers who pass a bus’ extended stop sign as well as those who exceed 20 kilometres per hour in a school zone or fail to yield to pedestrians.

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