Niagara school bus driver facing speeding charges


Published September 5, 2023 at 11:17 am

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The first day of school included a speeding ticket for a Niagara-area bus driver.

Niagara police say that officers who serve the St. Catharines and Thorold areas stopped a driver who was allegedly travelling 72 kilometres per hour in a 50-kilometre-an-hour zone.

According to Const. Barry Ravenek, officers assigned to the police service’s Back to School Traffic Safety and Awareness Day were monitoring traffic on Louth Street near Valley Road in St. Catharines when they reportedly clocked the bus travelling over the speed limit just before 9 am.

Police say there were approximately five children on board.

The driver, a 72-year-old man, was charged with speeding.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated from its original version to include new information from police. 

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