Canada: Prince Edward Island Province Imposes $5,000 penalty plus Driver’s License Suspension for Illegal School Bus Passing

Drivers who are convicted of illegally passing a stopped school bus in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, will pay a $5,000 penalty as well as lose their license.

According to news reports, those drivers will receive a license suspension for three months, a $5,000 fine and 12 demerit points. The new penalties start next week.

PEI Transportation Minister Paula Biggar noted that those drivers will then be on probation for one year. If they receive additional demerit points within one year of reinstatement their licenses will be suspended.