A person commits the offense of being a minor operating a school vehicle if the person is under 18 years of age and the person drives any of the following while it is in use for the transportation of pupils to or from school or an authorized school activity or function:
A school bus.
A school activity vehicle.
A vehicle owned by a public or governmental agency.
A privately owned vehicle that is operated for compensation that is a vehicle other than a vehicle commonly known and used as a private passenger vehicle and not operated for compensation except in the transportation of students to or from school.
The offense described in this section, minor operating a school vehicle, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §754; 1985 c.420 §19]