The amount of fatalities of school children in the past six months alone in the Tri-State due to errant drivers not aware of bus safety laws could really use a law like one that is being enacted in Canada. 

The province of Prince Edward Island is punishing drivers who pass school buses illegally with first demerits, then a three-month license suspension with a $5,000 fine if the driver acquires 12 demerit points.

The requirements for the drivers to get their licenses back include meeting with the highway safety department, paying a $100 reinstatement fee, and taking a defensive driving course within six months of getting their licenses back.

Even when a driver's license is reinstated, he or she is placed on probation.

The new law in P.E.I. will be enacted on December 8th.

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