New yield-to-bus rule in effect on P.E.I.
"Motorists in P.E.I. now must yield to transit buses rejoining traffic, due to a new regulation under the Highway Traffic Act.
The new rule, which has been in effect since March 13, allows a stopped bus to re-enter the closest lane.
Provincial officials say it only applies to transit buses in a municipality in a speed zone of 60 km/h or less, and does not apply to other buses such as motorcoaches.
They also note it's consistent with many other provinces, including B.C. and Nova Scotia.
T3 Transit owner Mike Cassidy says reflective signs were put on the left side of the back of buses Wednesday to remind motorists to yield...."
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