School Bus Law
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Drivers in one Canadian province can now lose their license if they pass a school bus illegally, according to Canadian news station CBC News. The new law, which will go into effect on Dec. 8, is in response to a number of incidents in Canada where children are getting hit or nearly getting hit while loading onto or unloading off of a school bus. The punishment for not stopping for a school bus will include 12 demerit points up from the current eight demerit points and a three month license suspension, as well as a $5,000 fine up from the typical $1,000 fine. There are a set of requirements for drivers in P.E.I. to have their license reinstate, which includes meeting with highway safety officials, paying a $100 reinstatement fee, and taking a defensive driving course within six months of getting their license back. After the completion of those requirements, the driver will then be put on probation.