School Bus Safety
School Bus Safe Zones
Staying safe on and around the bus
School bus travel is extremely safe. In Ontario, over 800,000 students are transported daily in school buses that travel 1.9 million kilometres every school day. Although injuries to school bus passengers are rare, they most often happen outside the bus as students are boarding and leaving the bus or crossing the street.
What makes a school bus safe
Ontario regulations require buses be driven by specially-trained, licensed drivers with good driving records. School buses must meet safety standards established by Transport Canada, as well as provincial requirements such as the requirement for a front safety crossing arm.
Penalties for not stopping
First offence:
$400 to $2,000 and six demerit points

Each subsiquent offence:
$1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and possible jail time up to six months