Michigan law on passing school buses gets stricter

Michigan Gov. Snyder signs bill aimed at making students safer

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LANSING, Mich. - Drivers in Michigan are not allowed to pass a stopped school bus loading or unloading students under any circumstances under a new law signed by Governor Rick Snyder.

The previous law allowed drivers to stop, then pass a school bus at up to ten miles-per-hour "with due caution" at an intersection controlled by an officer or a traffic light.

The new law does away with that exception. Violation of the law is a civil infraction with a fine of up to $500.

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