Minnesota motorists cited for passing a stopped school bus will now pay $500 instead of $300. Other crackdown efforts, such as making it harder to plea down a charge, have not passed the legislature. Photo courtesy Lois Cordes
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Minnesota Stop-Arm Running Fines Increase

Motorists cited for passing a stopped school bus will now pay $500 instead of $300. Other crackdown efforts, such as making it harder to plea down a charge, have not passed the legislature.

On Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott enacted a bill that targets stop-arm violators who cause serious injury or death. Scott is seen here signing a different bill earlier in June. Photo by Jesse Romimora
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School Bus Passing Penalties Increased in Florida

Florida's governor approves the Cameron Mayhew Act, which imposes a $1,500 fine and a one-year license suspension for seriously injuring or killing a person while illegally passing a school bus.

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