'Gabby's Law for Student Safety' Now in Effect Across Florida
A new law, "Gabby's Law for Student Safety", will hold a school district responsible if a child has a dangerous walk to school.
The new law redefines hazardous walking conditions, so if a child is walking along a road, it's considered hazardous if there is an uncontrolled crossing site on a road with a speed limit of 50 mph, or if there are six lanes or more, no matter the speed limit.
Hazardous walking conditions have to be inspected by the school district and the branch of government with jurisdiction over the road within a reasonable amount of time.
Also under Gabby's Law, the district school board has to establish a hotline so anyone who sees improper driving by a bus driver can report it.