Acting New Jersey Governor Richard Codey signed a new bill into law that cracks down on negligent school bus drivers. The need for such a law arose after several incidents in South Jersey where drivers left three year old students on their buses when they finished their runs. The new law imposes a six-month school bus license suspension for a driver who leaves a student on a bus. A second offense brings a permanent ban. If the driver is found guity of gross negligence that results in harm to a student left on a bus would lose his or her driver’s license. Driving a school bus is an important job, but one that leaves no room for error.
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