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Safer Roads Ottawa launches "I Stop, You Stop" Campaign

The city is cracking down on drivers who fail to stop for school buses, whose lights are flashing and stop arms are deployed.

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais helped Safer Roads Ottawa launch their "I Stop, You Stop" Campaign Wednesday morning at Maple Ridge Elementary in Orleans.

The launch came just minutes after a close call just minutes before.

"A vehicle came and it continued through all our warning signals and stop sign and everything else," said bus driver-in-training Andrew Kissman, who was en route to Maple Ridge Elementary. "You never know, there could have been another student waiting to cross, or whatever, or the timing could have been slightly different."

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