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FINES FOR ILLEGALLY PASSING A SCHOOL BUS IN ILLINOIS MAY BE DOUBLED.

 

HOUSE LAWMAKERS PASSED A BILL RAISING THE FINE FOR DRIVING AROUND A SCHOOL BUS WITH ITS ARM EXTENDED FROM 150 DOLLARS TO 300. REPEAT OFFENDERS WOULD PAY ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS INSTEAD OF THE CURRENT 500. REPRESENTATIVE DARREN BAILEY OF LOUISVILLE SAYS THE STIFFER PENALTIES ARE MEANT TO BE A DETERRENT.

 

 

CRITICS SAYS ENHANCED PENALTIES DON’T WORK AND WORRY THAT DRIVERS WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE HIGHER FINES. THE BILL NOW MOVES TO THE SENATE.

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