Dash Camera Captures Drivers Failing to Stop for School Bus
Hamilton Police continue to remind drivers to stop when approaching a school bus with its lights activated and stop sign extended. Two Hamilton drivers have been identified and face a charge for the violation with the assistance of a commuter and his dash camera.
On Friday, September 6, 2019, shortly after 3: 00 p.m., a Hamilton citizen was travelling along Rymal Road East and Westlawn Drive when he stopped for a school bus which had activated its lights and extended its stop sign. The driver observed two vehicles maneuver around him and pass the school bus. The entire incident was captured on his dash camera. He subsequently reported the incident to Hamilton Police and provided video evidence.
Through investigation, police were able to identify the vehicles and their owners.
On Saturday, September 7, 2019, two females from Hamilton (59-year old and 60-year-old) were issued provincial offence tickets for failing to stop for a school bus under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. In accordance with the law, the drivers have fifteen days to respond to the court with their intentions to deal with the matter.
If found guilty of the offence penalties can include up to a $2000 fine and six demerit points.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact police calling 905-546-3886.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com