House approves Rep Howells plan to update rules for school buses

House approves Rep Howells plan to update rules for school buses

first_img Categories: Howell News,News Measure increases safety for kids on school buses and the motoring publicThe Michigan House of Representatives has approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Gary Howell to ensure safety of all drivers by allowing school buses to use hazard lights on four-lane highways that have a speed limit of 50 mph.Due to recent revisions to the state’s speed limit law, many roads that were previously 45 mph have been increased to 50 mph. With the increase in speed limits, buses can no longer turn on hazard lights and must stop traffic regardless of how far they pull off the road.“This plan allows buses to continue to allow traffic to move smoothly and maintain existing practices on Michigan roads,” said Howell, of North Branch.  “Making sure these hazard lights are being used at 50 mph will increase safety for kids on school buses and the motoring public.”Howell said this plan ensures that the law pertaining to the transportation of students is up to date. There are other various technical updates to the Pupil Transportation Act. Buses will continue to be able to move to the far right hand side of the road and allow the flow of traffic to continue when picking up, or dropping kids off.House Bill 6028 now moves to the Senate for consideration.### 20Jun House approves Rep. Howell’s plan to update rules for school buseslast_img

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