The Indiana Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would address school bus safety.
The Senate approved the measure in a 49-0 vote Monday. Senate Bill 2 would increase penalties for drivers who fail to stop for school buses. A first offense would result in a 90-day suspension of a person’s driver’s license.
Districts where an elementary school has a bus stop on a state or federal road, would be required to hold an annual meeting to discuss the location. The House must still vote on the bill.
The measure was inspired, in large part, by a crash in Rochester, Indiana, that killed three children. Alivia Stahl, 9, and her 6-year-old twin brothers, Mason and Xzavier Ingle, were crossing State Route 25 on Oct. 30 when a car hit and killed them. A fourth child was seriously injured but survived.
The bus’ stop arm was deployed and its warning lights were on. The driver told police she didn’t realize the bus was stopped until it was too late.
The children’s family has been a driving force in advocating the legislation.
Today we came one step closer to seeing the MAXSTRONG BILL (Senate Bill #2) become law thanks to Senator Randy Head and the entire Indiana Senate who unanimously passed the bill 49-0. The bill now moves to the House for final vote and if passed it will be sent to the Governor to be signed into law.
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source: cbs4 indy