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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 4, 2015 10:38 AM
From: Representative William C. Kortz, II
To: All House members
Subject: Legislation Prohibiting the Following of School Buses too Closely (Former HB 1266)
 
In the near future, I plan to reintroduce legislation (former HB 1266) that will amend Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to prohibit motorists from following a school bus more closely than ten feet. My bill will also require that the rear of any school bus manufactured after December 31, 2016 display an exterior label, sticker, or sign stating, “At all times stay back a minimum of 10 feet. It is the law.”

As you may know, Title 75 requires drivers to stay ten feet away from a bus that has its red signal lights flashing and its side stop sign signal arms activated. However, there is currently no provision in law which requires motorists to keep this ten foot minimum distance when following a school bus at all other times. As a result, it is not uncommon to witness motorists overtaking school buses when they should not. My bill attempts to curtail this type of motorist behavior, which can result in tragic accidents.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.

Previous Co-sponsors of Former HB 1266: BIZZARRO, BOBACK , MAHONEY , V. BROWN and MURT



Introduced as HB2093