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
Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Utah may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.