21 Jun '16, 6pm

Mississippi Clarifies Law on Stopping for School Buses: A recently passed bill…

Mississippi Clarifies Law on Stopping for School Buses: A recently passed bill…

A recently passed bill clarifies when Mississippi drivers don’t have to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students. Photo by Bob Markwardt JACKSON, Miss. — A recently passed bill clarifies the circumstances in which Mississippi drivers don’t have to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students. The legislation, HB 110 , was approved by Gov. Phil Bryant on April 5 and goes into effect on July 1. It specifies that on a divided highway with at least two lanes of travel in each direction, motorists don’t need to stop for a school bus that is stopped on the other side. Before 2011, Mississippi law required drivers to stop for loading or unloading school buses on all roadways, including four-lane highways. The passage of Nathan’s Law in 2011 added an exemption that stated: “The driver of a vehicle upon a highway that has four (4) lanes or more, ...

Full article: http://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/713475/mississippi-cla...

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