A new school bus law is now in effect, to close a loophole which implied some drivers would not have to stop at near bus stops.
On Friday morning, Gov. Brian Kemp signed the school bus bill, his first since taking office.
The law now requires drivers in both directions on a two-lane road and multi-lane roads with a center lane to stop for a school bus that is picking up kids or dropping them off.
“This was a team effort – from the General Assembly, law enforcement, educators, and concerned citizens – to do the right thing and help save lives,” the governor said.
Penalties for not stopping for school buses include up to a $1000 fine and 6 points on your driving record.