Traffic Violations

New York School Bus Violation Lawyer

When a school bus is stopped, with its red lights flashing, that is an indication that children are either entering or exiting the bus. Unless the bus driver signals you to pass, all drivers must stop and observe the flashing red lights. Violating this traffic rule can lead to devastating penalties.

If you have received a citation for passing a stopped school bus, you must act quickly to protect yourself, your driving record and your right to operate a motor vehicle. A New York school bus violation attorney can provide you with a detailed assessment of your case and your legal options. It is our goal to protect you from the serious penalties that can result from a conviction.

Passing A Stopped School Bus

The penalties for passing a stopped school bus increase with each conviction.

  • First conviction: up to $400 fine and up to 30 days in jail.
  • Second conviction (within three years): up to $750 fine and up to 180 days in jail.
  • Third or subsequent convictions (within three years): up to $1000 fine and up to 180 days in jail.

Passing a stopped school bus is a 5-point violation. These penalties, in addition to the potential for increased insurance premiums and loss of driving privileges, are a serious matter. Clients benefit from our detailed understanding of New York traffic law and 28 years of experience handling a variety of practice areas. Schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer today.

Contact The Firm

If you have further questions regarding school bus violations, do not hesitate to contact a skilled New York traffic ticket attorney. Our office can be reached by calling 800-464-8269 or by completing our online contact form. We offer free initial consultations and accept credit cards as payment for services.