School Bus Safety on New Highway

Post date: Nov 3, 2016 11:51:16 AM

With the completion of the highway from Jacks Creek Road to Micaville, the Yancey County Board Of Education would like to remind motorists of the rules for passing stopped school buses on different types of roads and highways. Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton stated, “With the cones removed and the new road and all lanes open for traffic, we felt it was a good time to remind folks to be on the look out for stopped school buses.”

The North Carolina law regarding stopping for buses is contained in General Statute 20-217. A person passing a stopped bus can be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor and fined $500. Anyone striking or killing someone while passing a bus will be charged with a felony and fined from $1,250 to $2,500. Misdemeanor and felony charges can lead to revoking of a license.

Motorists should keep the following rules in mind: