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Drivers charged with failing to stop for school bus in City of Kawartha Lakes: OPP

Two drivers are accused of travelling past school buses with emergency stop signs in use.
Two drivers are accused of travelling past school buses with emergency stop signs in use. Global News

Two drivers face charges for failing to stop for a school bus with lights activated so far this month.

City of Kawartha Lakes OPP say on Oct. 4, a 17-year-old driver from Newmarket was charged with failing to stop for a school bus that was stopped with lights activated on Kawartha Lakes Road 121, south of Kinmount.

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On the same day, OPP charged a 21-year-old driver from Brampton after he was observed passing a school bus with lights activated in the Bobcaygeon area.

OPP did not release the names of the accused.

In other traffic enforcement on the weekend, OPP conducted a RIDE program on Kawartha Lakes Road 121 near Monk Road during which two people were charged with failing to wear a seatbelt.

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A passenger in the vehicle was charged with having open alcohol in the vehicle, contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. No names were released.

Mandatory school bus seatbelts may be a possibility
Mandatory school bus seatbelts may be a possibility