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Passing a school bus illegally could cost you your driver’s licens

Passing a school bus illegally could cost you your driver’s license and a whole lot more!
The Iowa Transportation Commission approved and the Iowa Department of Transportation subsequently adopted an emergency administrative rule that increases the administrative driving privilege sanctions for illegally passing a stopped school bus.  The rule took effect Aug. 15, 2012 , allowing it to be in effect at the start of the 2012-2013 school year.

Previous Governor Branstad signed into law Senate File 2218, the Keep Aware Driving-Youth Need School Safety Act, that increased the criminal penalties for passing a stopped school bus and directed the Iowa DOT to enact rules that make illegally passing a stopped school bus a serious moving violation that triggers increasing periods of suspension for first, second and subsequent offenses.  The new rule provides that a person’s Iowa driving privilege will be suspended 30 days for a first conviction, 90 days for a second conviction and 180 days for a third or sub sequent conviction.

This law is aimed at preventing tragic deaths and serious injuries to Iowa’s school children while boarding or unloading from a school bus.

Table of Buss Passing Violations and Consequences

Boyer Valley Community Schools 1102 Iowa Ave. Dunlap, IA 51529
(712) 643-2258

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