- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The General Assembly has given its final approval to legislation requiring North Carolina’s driver license handbooks and driver’s education curriculum in high school to teach new motorists how to act when stopped by police.

The House overwhelmingly agreed Tuesday to a slight change made by the Senate. The final measure now goes to Gov. Roy Cooper.

The bill directs that driver’s ed courses beginning next school year describe what people should expect a police officer to do during traffic stops. The information would be created in consultation with the Highway Patrol and other law enforcement associations. Driver handbooks could be changed next year.

A handful of other states also have passed similar requirements, which supporters hope would reduce violent or deadly encounters between motorists and officers.


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