With the kids back in the classrooms, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to school buses. Dion Stevens (pictured), assistant superintendent of the Southside School District, recently paid a visit to the White River Now family of radio stations to discuss school bus safety and the importance of every driver stopping in all directions when a school bus flashes its red lights, extends the sign, and stops on the road to pick up or drop off students.
Thanks to Isaac’s Law, named for Bryant elementary student Isaac Brian who was killed in 2004 after exiting his school bus, a driver convicted of passing a stopped bus will face any combination of a fine of $250 to $1,000, up to 90 days in jail, a driver’s license suspension of 21 days to one year, and up to 400 hours of community service. And in cases where a driver kills a student, they’re guilty of negligent homicide.
Listen below to Stevens as he visits with White River Now’s Big Daddy Randy Alan.
White River Now will have more on this subject in the coming weeks.