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Rules for School Bus Drivers

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 Additional Rules for School Bus Drivers
To meet legal requirements to drive a school bus, school bus drivers are required to follow additional regulations. Both applicants and current school bus drivers must adhere to the following restrictions: 
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1. No conviction of Driving While Impaired (DWI) within the past five years and not more than one DWI conviction ever;
2. No instances of driver license suspension or revocation for moving violations within the past five years;
3. No convictions deemed disqualifying by federal commercial driver license (CDL) requirements.

Revocation of Driving Privilege

Under North Carolina traffic laws, your driving privilege will be revoked for at least 30 days if you are convicted of:

1. Driving any vehicle more than 15 mph over the speed limit, if you are driving at a speed higher than 55 mph.
2. It will be taken for 60 days if you are convicted of:
3. a second charge of speeding over 55 mph and more than 15 mph above the speed limit within one year; or
4. Speeding plus reckless driving on the same occasion.

Driver License Points

North Carolina driving law stipulates that if you are convicted of certain motor vehicle violations in North Carolina, driver license points are placed against your driving record. If you accumulate seven points, you may be assigned to a driver improvement clinic. The clinic fee is $25.

Upon satisfactory completion of the clinic, three points are deducted from your driving record.


If you accumulate as many as twelve points within a three-year period, your license may be suspended. The accumulation of eight points within three years following the reinstatement of your license can result in a second suspension.

In accordance with North Carolina driving law, if your driver license is suspended by the point system, it may be taken for:
1. 60 days for the first suspension;
2. 6 months for the second; and
3. 12 months for the third.

When your driving privilege is reinstated, all previous driver license points are canceled.

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