2018 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 13 - School Buses and School Bus Parking Zones
Section 1303 - Passing a school bus complaint procedure.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-1303 (2018)
Effective 5/9/2017
41-6a-1303. Passing a school bus complaint procedure.
  • (1)
    • (a) An operator of a school bus who observes a violation of Subsection 41-6a-1302(2) or (3) may prepare a report, in a manner specified by the school district, to the school district transportation coordinator no more than two working days after the alleged violation occurred.
    • (b)
      • (i) The report under Subsection (1)(a) shall contain:
        • (A) the date, time, and location of the violation;
        • (B) the license plate number and state and description of the offending vehicle;
        • (C) as much as practical, a description of the operator of the offending vehicle;
        • (D) a description of the incident involving the violation;
        • (E) information on how to contact the school bus operator who witnessed the offense; and
        • (F) the signature of the operator of the school bus who witnessed the offense attesting to the accuracy of the report.
      • (ii) The report under Subsection (1)(a) may contain photographs or video images produced by an automated traffic enforcement safety device described in Section 41-6a-1310.
  • (2)
    • (a) Upon receipt of a report in accordance with Subsection (1), the school district transportation coordinator shall promptly send a notification letter to the last-known registered owner of the vehicle.
    • (b) The notification letter shall include:
      • (i) the applicable information on the school bus operator's report stating that the vehicle was observed passing a school bus displaying alternating flashing red lights in violation of state law;
      • (ii) a complete explanation of the applicable provisions of Section 41-6a-1302; and
      • (iii) an explanation that the notification letter is not a peace officer citation but is an effort to call attention to the seriousness of the incident.
    • (c) The school district transportation coordinator may file the report with the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction for the alleged violation.
  • (3) A law enforcement agency that receives a report in accordance with Subsection (2) may have a peace officer initiate an investigation of the reported violation.


Amended by Chapter 186, 2017 General Session
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