Petition seeks to increase penalties for passing stopped school bus

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A new petition is seeking to increase the penalties for those who disobey red lights and stop signs on a school bus.

The petition posted on is asking for 30 days in jail, 90-day dl suspension, 12 points on a license and a mandatory minimum fine of $5,000.00 for the first offense.

“Children are being injured or killed due to people running the alternating reds on school buses. Individual state laws are largely ineffective and typically have no significant penalty. We call upon our President and Congress to act by signing legislation that will keep our children safe by instituting severe penalties on ppl who choose to violate the red lights on a bus such as 30 days in jail, 90 day dl suspension, 12 points on license and a mandatory minimum fine of $5000.00 for the first offense. This is the least we the American voters will accept.”

The petition comes after three siblings were killed in Indiana on Oct. 30, when a woman continued passed a stopped school bus and crashed into them.

So far, the petition has close to 3,000 signatures. According to the petition, it needs 100,000 by November 30, 2018, to get a response from the White House.

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