Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 51
School Bus Safety Enforcement

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-51-2.2

§ 31-51-2.2. Stopping for school bus required — Penalty for violation.

(a) Any vehicle being operated upon a street, highway, private way or private or public parking area upon meeting or overtaking from any direction any school bus on which there is in operation flashing red lights, shall stop before reaching the bus. The vehicle shall not proceed until the bus resumes motion or until the flashing lights are no longer actuated. An owner and/or operator of a motor vehicle operated in violation of this section based on evidence obtained from a live digital video school bus violation detection monitoring system shall, upon conviction of a violation of this section, be punished by a civil fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) and/or suspension of his or her driving license for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.

(b) A law enforcement officer authorized to issue a traffic violation summons pursuant to this title may issue a summons of a violation of this chapter based on evidence from a live digital video school bus violation detection monitoring system; provided, that the statement of testimony, or evidence provides the law enforcement officer with sufficient probable cause that a violation under this section was committed. The summons shall be in the form referred to in § 31-51-3.

History of Section.
P.L. 2011, ch. 105, § 2; P.L. 2011, ch. 107, § 2.