Legal Question in Traffic Law in North Carolina

Does passing a stopped school bus displaying a mechanical stop signal while receiving or discharging passengers on a driveway on school property, which is not a street or highway,or on a public vehicular area violate G.S. 20-217?

and what is meant by public vehicular area?

Asked on 9/11/13, 7:26 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Kenneth Love Ken Love Law

� 20-4.01. Definitions.

(32) Public Vehicular Area. - Any area within the State of North Carolina that meets one or more of the following requirements:

a. The area is used by the public for vehicular traffic at any time, including by way of illustration and not limitation any drive, driveway, road, roadway, street, alley, or parking lot upon the grounds and premises of any of the following:

1. Any public or private hospital, college, university, school, orphanage, church, or any of the institutions, parks or other facilities maintained and supported by the State of North Carolina or any of its subdivisions.

Basically...almost anywhere cars can go...I only included part of the definition as you seemed you be indicating this incident happened on school grounds, which this definition covers.

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Answered on 9/12/13, 2:25 am

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