2018 – Yesterday, Attorney General Chris Carr issued information
concerning a change in Georgia law, regarding House
Bill 978 and passing a stopped school bus on a highway divided by a
turn lane. View that information here and the Attorney
General’s statement here.
School Superintendent Richard Woods’ statement is below:
been a point of confusion since HB 978 was signed. I appreciate Attorney
General Carr’s clarification.
In my role
as leader of the Georgia Department of Education, I maintain my position that
this change in law does not reflect best practices to ensure
student safety, and could endanger Georgia’s kids as they travel to and from
provides training to transportation personnel, we will continue to emphasize
safe loading and unloading practices at school bus stops. More than ever,
students need to be reminded they should never cross more than two lanes of
traffic, including the lane occupied by the bus, at a school bus stop.
upcoming legislative session, I will urge our state lawmakers to reverse this
change. We cannot put our students’ safety at risk.”