Minimum Fines For Passing School Buses In NC Bill
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina motorists convicted of passing a stopped school bus picking up or dropping off students would face a $500 minimum fine in addition to other punishments in legislation going to Governor Pat McCrory’s desk.
The House agreed Tuesday to Senate changes to the bill, named for an 11-year-old boy killed last December when police say a car struck him at a Forsyth County bus stop.
In the “Hasani N. Wesley Students’ School Bus Safety Act,” a driver who hits a child and faces a felony would receive a minimum $1,250 fine. A conviction resulting in death would mean at least $2,500.
The measure requires drivers convicted of repeat violations to have their licenses revoked for at least one year and possibly permanently. The motorist could get limited driving privileges.Did you see something wrong in this story, or something missing? Let us know