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09Jan

Hot Pursuit – Effectively Pursuing School Bus Passing Violators in Pennsylvania

In recent years, public awareness of illegal passing of school buses has increased and Pennsylvania legislators, with the help of PSBA initiatives, have taken notice and made an effort to curb illegal passing. However, often when new laws are passed enforcement is not always as seamless as hoped when the law is written, Pennsylvania School Bus Stopping Laws are no exception. Law enforcement and Pennsylvania courts sometimes have difficulty enforcing the new laws and, as a result, may leave school bus contractors disappointed when a school bus passing violator is not held accountable. This article will discuss the evolution and current status of Pennsylvania school bus passing laws and how contractors can work with their law local enforcement officials and local courts to understand and use the nuances of Pennsylvania school bus passing laws to help decrease illegal passing.

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