Failure to Stop for a School Bus
Because of the dangerous nature of not obeying traffic laws near a school bus, the penalties and fines are quite severe. When a school bus has its stop sign out to control traffic, all cars heading both directions must stop at a safe distance away. Failure to do that can bring a ticket from an observing police officer. If you have received such a ticket, and wish to fight it, call our office today for a free consultation.
While most standard violations are worth three points being added to your driving record, failure to stop for a school bus comes with five points for a conviction. Considering it only takes six to receive a fine of an additional $300, this is a serious violation.
In addition to the five points, you will be fined between $250-$400 for this ticket as a first offense. If you are convicted multiple times for this violation, the fine can rise as high as $1,000.
To fight against this ticket and keep from suffering these damaging penalties, call our office today for your free consultation. We can be reached at 516-242-4477 during normal business hours. David Galison is looking forward to the opportunity to work with you soon.