- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An effort to use driver’s education as a means to prevent encounters between North Carolina law enforcement officers and motorists from becoming violent or deadly has advanced through one General Assembly chamber.

The House voted unanimously Wednesday for legislation requiring driver’s education materials and school curriculum to include stop procedures and appropriate actions by drivers. The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association, state Highway Patrol and police groups would be involved in developing the materials.

Similar requirements have become law in Virginia and Illinois since last year.

The North Carolina bill cleared the House the day before a deadline set by legislative leaders. Policy bills that don’t change taxes or require spending are likely dead through 2018 unless they clear the House or Senate by Thursday.

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