Holding Drivers Accountable


Given my recent near-miss at Commissioners & Pond Mills, and having been informed by Sgt. Tom O’Brien that charges wouldn’t be laid unless the driver made a self-incriminating statement, I was curious about the new legislation pertaining to school bus drivers.

This further information, just received from Sgt. O’Brien:

The Highway Traffic Act affords only specific offences for which the owner can be charged if the identity of the driver cannot be proven. The recent change you refer to now allows the school bus offence to be one such offence. If you refer to Section 212 207 of the Highway Traffic Act it outlines the other offences where an owner can be held responsible, you will see that 144(7) is not one of them.”

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