Boyne City Schools Searches for Bus-Passing Driver

Boyne City Schools are trying to find the person who blew by a school bus that was stopped to pick-up students Monday morning.

Take a look at this picture of the truck the school district is looking for.

The school says the truck passed the bus as it was stopped with its lights on and stop sign out on Boyne City-Charlevoix Road.

If you know the driver of this truck, you are asked to call the school.

Last year, Michigan’s House and Senate introduced their own bills to improve school bus stop safety.

The House’s version of the bill would change it from a civil infraction to a misdemeanor.

It would also allow buses to be equipped with stop arm cameras to catch evidence of a driver driving past when the red lights are on.

The House bill would also toughen penalties for those who board a bus without permission.

The Senate’s bill would allow the state to suspend the person’s license for one year for a second violation.

UPDATE: This driver was found and issued a citation, and second driver just a few days later was also issued a citation.

9&10 News spoke with State Representative Jack O’Malley, who sponsored a bill to raise the fine for ignoring flashing bus lights and signs.