Funding to come from transportation budget surplus.
It’s a contant struggle for school bus drivers across the country when it comes to safely stopping to pick up children in the mornings and drop them off in the evenings. A survey conducted by the state reported that bus drivers indicate 3,000-3,500 drivers illegally pass stopped school buses a day. During a count done in March, school bus drivers reported more than 400 violations in Wake County in one day. Wake County is the state's largest school district and has 900 buses.
Under state law, when a school bus displays its mechanical stop signal or flashing red lights, vehicles in both directions must stop and not attempt to pass the bus until the sign is withdrawn, the lights are off, and the bus has started to move. The rules are different for a divided highway of four lanes or more and in that case only traffic following the bus must stop.