Too close to a school bus brings Burlington driver a hefty fine

Published May 3, 2023 at 12:50 pm

Halton Regional Police don’t take too kindly to drivers that tailgate…especially when a school bus is involved.

This morning (May 3), police pulled over a driver on Harvester Rd. at Guelph Line after a patrol car noticed a vehicle travelling at 65 km/h following close behind a bus. It is not known if the bus had student passengers at the time.

When pulled over, the driver of the car was fined $110 for the infraction of following too close.

“This driving behaviour is unsafe and results in collisions,” police said about the incident via social media.

In Ontario, fines for following to close can range from $110 to $500, cost the driver four demerit points, and lead to a suspended license. A conviction can stay on your record for three years and affect your insurance rates.

As is the practice in cases that fall under the Highway Traffic Act (and not a criminal charge), the name of the driver has not been released.

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