Prince Edward Island drivers will now lose their licence for a time if they illegally pass a school bus, Transportation Minister said in the legislature. Failing to stop for a school bus will also result in 12 demerit points and driver's licence suspension for three months, plus a $5,000 fine.

The P.E.I. government has announced several new measures to prevent drivers from illegally passing school buses, in a province that already has the highest fines in the country for ignoring the law.

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