Additional penalties approved for failing to stop for a school bus

Failing to stop for a school bus will result in additional penalties under a bill passed by the Legislature March 30.

Under LB1039, introduced by Bancroft Sen. Lydia Brasch, violations will result in a $500 fine and the assessment of three points on a driver’s license.

Drivers will be required to decrease speeds to 25 mph when the yellow warning lights on a bus are flashing and to stop if the red lights are flashing. At locations where a school district determines that 400 feet of clear vision in each direction is not possible, a bus may stop if a sign indicates that a school bus stop is ahead.

Senators passed the bill on a 45-0 vote.

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