TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-20
Special Stops Required

SECTION 31-20-17


§ 31-20-17 Stopping for crossing guards and school bus monitors required.

(a) The driver of a vehicle upon a street or highway, upon meeting or approaching from any direction a crossing guard, shall stop the vehicle before reaching the crossing guard. The driver shall not proceed until signaled to proceed by the crossing guard or until the crossing guard has completed his or her duties of aiding the pedestrian safely to the sidewalk.

(b) The driver of any vehicle upon a street or highway, upon meeting or approaching from any direction a school bus monitor, shall stop the vehicle in accordance with § 31-20-12 and shall not proceed until the requirements of § 31-20-12 are met.

(c) A person convicted of a violation of this section may be punished by a fine not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300) and/or suspension of his or her driving license for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days for the first offense, and a fine not less than three hundred dollars ($300) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) and/or suspension of his or her driving license for a period of one year for each subsequent offense.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 26, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 401, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 314, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 399, § 1.)