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School Bus Safety Act Signed Into Law


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WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – If you needed another reason besides common sense to not run a stopped school bus, Florida law makers are giving you a financial reason.

The School Bus Safety act was signed in to law by Gov. DeSantis this week and creates increased penalties for passing a stopped school bus. The new fines are nearly double the pre-existing fines. Passing a school bus with stop signs out will now cost as much as over $500 in fines (once court costs are factored in) and can include court ordered driver improvement schools and more.

Additionally, for a second or subsequent offense within a period of 5 years, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shall suspend the driver license of the person for up to two years.

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Forest Gamp
Forest Gamp
Oct 05, 2023

This legislation underscores the importance of prioritizing the well-being of students by implementing stricter safety measures on school buses. Just as Paul Mankin is recognized for his legal expertise, this law represents a well-informed and carefully crafted effort to enhance school bus safety standards. It's reassuring to see lawmakers take proactive steps to protect our most vulnerable citizens, and this law sets a commendable precedent for safeguarding the future of our communities.


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