Bill Passed to Put Harsher Penalties on Bus Stop Crashes

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A Florida bill inspired by a tragedy is now in the hands of Governor Rick Scott.

The Bus Stop Safety Bill has passed both chambers of the Florida Legislature and would provide harsher penalties if you hit someone after failing to stop for a school bus. The bill was introduced after a Fort Myers teenager was killed by someone who did just that.

With the new bill, you could lose your license for a year – up from the current six month suspension – along with seeing an increase in the fine (from $1,000 to $1,500) plus getting points on your license.

Scott has two weeks to sign or veto the bill.