Friday morning, Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25 – his first as Georgia’s 83rd governor – into immediate effect to improve school bus safety for families and children across the Peach State.
Says state Schools Superintendent Richard Woods:
“I have been concerned about our students’ safety since House Bill 978, which addressed passing a stopped school bus on a highway divided by a turn lane, was signed into law last year. Today, Senate Bill 25 was signed. It reverses the change and takes effect immediately – it is once again clear that in Georgia it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus unless on a highway divided by a grass median, unpaved area, or physical barrier.”
“First of all, I want to thank House and Senate leadership – and all members of the General Assembly – for their unanimous support of this important legislation. Republicans and Democrats all recognized that swift action was needed on this issue.”
Senate Bill 25 received unanimous support from the Georgia General Assembly.