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No injuries in collision with school bus – driver charged

UPDATE: As a result of the investigation, a 64 year old Prince Edward County resident has been charged with failing to yield to traffic under the Highway Traffic Act.

A collision with a school bus Wednesday afternoon has led police to remind residents about parking properly.

Just after 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23 officers from the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment were called to Elm Street in Picton. A vehicle had sideswiped a school bus, which had students on board. There were no injuries.

“Prince Edward County OPP are reminding drivers to park only in designated parking areas, especially around school zones,” said Const. Aaron Miller, Community Safety and Media Relations Officer. “School bus drivers have a very important job to do and need room to operate the bus safely. This decreased congestion will allow students of all ages to get to and from school safely.”

OPP are also asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122.

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  1. Rob #2 says:

    The nature of the transportation system and the constraints of that area of town make this a challenging area at that time of day. While that first group of buses is at the high screwl there is a similar line up at St. Gregory and they essentially change places but there’s always some delays or overlap and buses end up all over the place.

    The bigger problem is the ignorant parents that just have to get the best spots on the side streets and could care less about anyone but themselves and their own child. It’s remarkable that there aren’t more pedestrian-automobile incidents in that area.

    There ought to be attendance taken on buses and those who don’t use the service 80%+ of the time lose their privileges. Would save bus drivers going to stops where there is no one needing to go in the a.m. especially. Result would be a shorter ride for those who don’t have a ride to school and cost savings in time maybe even fewer kilometres.

    We pay dearly for the big buses and the pathetic peanuts that the operators pass onto the drivers. Why should we have to keep a seat open for someone who gets a ride home by car half the time?

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