The Timmins Police Service will be stepping up its school bus enforcement.

TPS says it has received multiple complaints of drivers not stopping for the school buses when its lights are flashing and stop arm raised. Police say this is dangerous because it involves young kids moving around the buses.  President of Bus Buddies Ryan Hartling says it’s important for drivers to follow the rules around active buses.

Police say officers will be upping its enforcement around the city, particularly in school areas with a special focus on the Ecole Catholique St-Dominique school area and Park Road. Police say they would rather educate than prosecute drivers. TPS Inspector Tom Chypyha says if you don’t learn, you could face charges.

TPS says it views public safety as a top priority. This isn’t the first time this issue has been brought up in Timmins. Click here to read an article about the “I Stop, You Stop” campaign launch in Timmins.