STEO investigating after speeding school bus caught by Lanark OPP this morning

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Kelsey Smith
Nation Valley News

EASTERN ONTARIO — Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO) says it’s investigating after a Lanark OPP officer pulled a school bus driver over this morning for speeding.

STEO still seeking confirmation that the bus was under its jurisdiction.

The bus was clocked at 114 km/h in an 80 km/h zone earlier today, according to an East Region OPP Facebook post.

In response to a few questions posed to the transportation board by Nation Valley News this is what STEO General Manager/CAO, Janet Murray had to say:

“STEO has a rigorous expectation that bus operators and their drivers will adhere to all transportation safety standards and rules of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. When that does not occur, STEO follows up with the bus operator to gather the details of the situation. The bus operator will determine any repercussions for the driver in their employ, which, depending on the nature of the infraction, may include a training intervention, safety audit and/or disciplinary action. Any time that student safety is put at risk, the intervention will be reflective of that.”

We will continue to follow-up on this matter as more information is received.

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