Supporters of "Nathan's Law" host bike ride

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Proponents of a state bill that would strengthen the law against passing a stopped school bus hit the streets with their message today. Supporters of "Nathan's Law" took part in a motorcycle ride throughout Forrest and Perry County.

It was sponsored by the "Blue Knights" motorcycle club. "Nathans Law" would increase penalties for motorists who drive around a stopped school bus.

It's named for Nathan Key, a Jones County boy who was killed last year when he was hit by a car after exiting his bus.

"Nathan's Law" passed the Senate this year, but failed in the House. Supporters say they plan on re-introducing the bill next year.

"Beginning to gather support and gather steam and everything now is real important as we go through the summer and into the session starting in the fall," said Andy Key, Nathan's father. "We want to get it presented as soon as possible," Key said.

Today' bike ride was about 70 miles.

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