We’ve showed you the videos of a child getting off a school bus, narrowly missed by a car racing past.
Wake County is one step closer to charging people hundreds of dollars if they drive past a stopped school bus.
Local leaders say it’s not just about following the law, but saving our kids.
“It’s a very dangerous situation and we need to protect our kids. We need to get the message out that it won’t be tolerated,” said Wake County parent Ed Aguirre.
Parents don’t want to take any chances when it comes to their child’s safety.
That’s why the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 55 this summer, to allow counties the option of harsher penalties for drivers illegally passing a stopped school bus.
“Nothing makes us more upset than to see a car passing a stopped school bus with our kids on board. We just can’t have it. So here’s an opportunity for us to do something about it,” said Wake County Commission Chair Sig Hutchinson.
The Wake County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to show their support of the law, which will allow Wake County Schools to fine drivers $400 or more, and install cameras on buses to catch offenders.