Drivers Who Illegally Pass School Buses in Parts of Canada Now Risk Losing Their License

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Illegally passing a school bus not only puts children in danger—it can also cost motorists their license, per a new law passed in Prince Edward Island, Canada, CBC reports.

Driving around a school bus stopped on the road is illegal throughout the country, but the consequences vary by province. Prince Edward Island already had some of the strictest penalties in Canada for the crime, typically fining drivers between CDN $1000 and $5000 (USD $757 to $3785) prior to these new measures.

Now, any driver who tries sneaking ahead of a school bus making a stop will automatically be fined CDN $5000. They will also lose their license for three months, and the only way to get it back is by meeting with highway safety officials, paying a $100 reinstatement fee, and agreeing to take a defensive driving course within six months of regaining their driving privileges.

Laws preventing cars from passing school buses with their stop signs extended are meant to protect children as they board and exit the bus, and according to bus drivers, they're often ignored. When motorists are reckless, children's lives are put at risk—as was the case this past October when a car nearly hit a Prince Edward Island student trying to board her bus. That incident and others like it pushed legislators to pass the harsher penalties, which go into effect on Saturday, December 8.

[h/t CBC]

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Says No MCU Character Is ‘Unkillable’

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Marvel Studios

Though Marvel fans have been counting down the days until Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters so that they can finally find out which of their favorite characters survived Thanos's deadly snap, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige issued a word of warning to those who believe that immortality is in the DNA of every MCU superhero. In short: No one is safe.

In a wide-ranging interview with /Film, Feige talked about the recent success of Captain Marvel and how no one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is immune to death:

"In future stories, well, none of the Marvel characters are immortal. Even ones that seem immortal, some people might be very hard to kill, but nobody’s unkillable. So if we’re lucky enough to see future adventures with Captain Marvel, of course there will be limitations and there will be Achilles heels and there will be things that we learn and see that it’s not as easy as a slicing through whatever she wants to at any point. But this wasn’t the time to accentuate that."

Since Avengers: Endgame will be the final film in the current MCU phase, many fans believe that since the phase is ending, all of its characters will be saying goodbye as well. But we do know that Captain Marvel will spearhead the next MCU phase, so it's probably safe to say that she's safe ... for now anyway.

[h/t: /Film]

Disney Shareholder Reportedly Saw Parts of New Stars Wars and Is Sharing His Thoughts

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It’s hard to believe that Disney and/or Lucasfilm would let anyone screen parts of the highly anticipated (yet-still-untitled) new Star Wars: Episode IX. But WIRED is reporting (with "probably very accurate ... if infuriatingly vague" confidence) that some lucky Disney shareholders were reportedly given a sneak peek at some of the upcoming film's footage, and at least one of them is sharing some very minor details.

Ok, so it's not much. But if true, we now know that that Rey, Finn, and Poe will all be in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon; that Lando will appear; that Rey will wield Chewie's crossbow; that some Stormtroopers will be blown up; and that Kylo Ren will once again look at his grandfather's helmet. Which is a lot more than we knew yesterday.

Star Wars: Episode IX will arrive in theaters on December 20, 2019.

[h/t: WIRED]

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