DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad has expressed support for an effort to increase the penalties for motorists in the state who illegally pass stopped school buses, according to a story on RadioIowa.com.
Family and friends of 7-year-old Kadyn Halverson, who was stuck and killed by a pickup truck last year as she was walking across a road to board her school bus, have been lobbying legislators to pass a bill on the subject this year. The group also wants video cameras mounted in school buses to record violations.
Branstad called the incident involving Halverson “tragic,” and he praised her loved ones for their efforts. In addition, he has asked the state departments of public safety, education and transportation to work with lawmakers to craft a bill.
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