March 20, 2012, Introduced by Senators CASWELL, HANSEN and COLBECK and referred to the Committee on Transportation.
A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled
"Michigan vehicle code,"
by amending section 682 (MCL 257.682), as amended by 1990 PA 188.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
682. (1) The
of a vehicle overtaking or
a school bus
which that has stopped and is displaying 2
alternately flashing red lights located at the same level shall
bring the vehicle to a full stop not less than 20 feet from the
school bus and shall not proceed until the school bus resumes
or the visual signals are no longer actuated.
At an intersection
where traffic is controlled by an officer or a traffic stop-and-go
signal a vehicle need not be brought to a full stop before
passing a stopped school bus, but may proceed past the school
bus at a speed not greater than is reasonable and proper but not
greater than 10 miles an hour and with due caution for the safety
of passengers being received or discharged from the school bus.
The driver operator of
a vehicle who fails to stop for a
school bus as required by this subsection, who passes a school bus
in violation of this subsection, or who fails to stop for a school
in violation of an ordinance that
complies with is
substantially similar to this subsection, is responsible for a
driver operator of a vehicle upon a highway which that
has been divided into 2 roadways by leaving an intervening space,
or by a physical barrier, or clearly indicated dividing sections so
as to impede vehicular traffic,
need is not required to
upon meeting a school bus
has stopped across the
dividing space, barrier, or section.
(3) In a proceeding for a violation of subsection (1), proof
that the particular vehicle described in the citation was in
violation of subsection (1), together with proof that the defendant
named in the citation was, at the time of the violation, the
owner of the vehicle,
shall constitute in evidence
constitutes a rebuttable presumption that the registered owner of
the vehicle was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the
(4) In addition to the civil fine and costs provided for a
civil infraction under section 907, the judge, district court
referee, or district court magistrate may order a person who
this section to perform not
to exceed more than 100 hours
of community service at a school.