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Aggressive Driving, School Bus Passing Statutes and Recent Motor Vehicle Laws. Do you get angry at drivers?. Never Sometime Often Always. Do you get angry when someone cuts in front of you?. Never Sometimes Often Always.

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do you get angry at drivers
Do you get angry at drivers?...
  • Never
  • Sometime
  • Often
  • Always
do you get angry at traffic jams tailgaters or malfunctioning traffic lights
Do you get angry at traffic jams, tailgaters or malfunctioning traffic lights?
  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
do you get impatient at stoplights in lines or waiting for a parking space
Do you get impatient at stoplights, in lines, or waiting for a parking space?
  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
when cars ahead of you slow down or pedestrians take a long time to cross are you impatient
When cars ahead of you slow down, or pedestrians take a long time to cross, are you impatient?
  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
do you punish other drivers
Do you ‘punish’ other drivers?
  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
do you ride on another car s tail or brake suddenly to punish a tailgater
Do you ride on another car’s tail or brake suddenly to punish a tailgater?
  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Never
gs 20 217
GS 20-217
  • Failing to stop and remain stopped until
  • School Bus (public school bus, private bus carrying children, and public school bus carrying seniors—must be marked with plainly visible sign) that
  • Displaying stop signal or flashing red lights for purpose of
  • Receiving or discharging passengers
  • Has withdrawn the stop signal, turned off the red lights and has started to move
exceptions to gs 20 217
Exceptions to GS 20-217
  • Road divided into two roadways (including one with a center turn lane)
  • Bus driver or school administrator who requires child to cross multiple roadway highway road commits misdemeanor
felony bus passing
Felony Bus Passing
  • Class I felony to:
    • Violate bus passing statute and
    • Willfully strike a person
    • Causing serious bodily injury to that person
  • No specific license consequences
    • No points
    • Possible license revocation under “any felony” revocation
aggressive driving gs 20 141 6
Aggressive Driving-GS 20-141.6
  • Drive motor vehicle on highway or public vehicular area while
  • Violating speeding or speeding in school zone statute, and
  • Driving carelessly and heedlessly in willful and wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others
    • Special proof required to prove this, even though the language identical to reckless driving under GS 20-140
aggressive driving
Aggressive Driving
  • Special proof of reckless driving:
    • Two or more of following:
      • Running a red light
      • Running a stop sign
      • Illegal passing
      • Failure to yield right of way
      • Following too closely
  • Violation is Class 1 misdemeanor
  • Five point on drivers licenses
move over changes
Move Over Changes
  • Effective July 1, 2005
  • Expanded to include “public service vehicles”
    • Assists with wrecked or disabled vehicles
    • Has amber light
  • Violations of GS 20-157—mandatory $250 fine, subject to exceptions
  • Includes blocking fire trucks, parking too near accidents, general move over violations
move over punishment changes
Move Over Punishment Changes
  • Failure to stop for police or emergency vehicles remains Class 2 misdemeanor
  • Move over violation that results in more than $500 property damage or injury to emergency worker-- Class 1 misdemeanor
  • Move over violation causing serious injury or death to such worker—Class I felony
    • DMV may suspend license for up to 6 mos
    • Judge may issue limited privilege under GS 20-16.1, if not otherwise revoked
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