school bus safety law ny

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A new state law requires at least one question about school bus safety on the written test for general driver’s license applicants and coverage of the topic in the state’s pre-licensing driver’s education course.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed SB2960B, also referred to as the School Bus Safety Awareness bill, into law on Tuesday, according to the New York State Assembly’s website. As School Bus Fleet previously reported, the law would require the state commissioner to create a curriculum for the “school bus safety” component of the course that would include “an overview of traffic laws governing overtaking and passing school buses.” Additionally, the pre-licensing written test administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles is required to include at least one question that addresses school bus safety.

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