School Bus Law Change

Tom Montgomery, NGU Risk Management

January, 2018

Tennessee has a new law and guidelines regarding school buses and drivers, which became effective January 31, 2018. We asked our TNRMT attorney to brief us regarding the laws surrounding this topic. The following is a summary of his remarks:

  1. Generally, the new law applies to only "new" bus drivers
  2. Includes guidelines for driver training programs
  3. Department of Safety will enforce requirements of the new law as part of issuing the school bus endorsement
  4. The law requires adoption of a school transportation policy
  5. Please take some time to read our attorney's full memorandum at the following link: http://www.tnrmt.com/news/memo-schoolbuslaw.pdf

    Tom Montgomery
    NGU Risk Management
    615.822.5454
    tmontgomery@ngutn.com