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Passing a Stopped School Bus

Passing a Stopped School Bus

While many people consider passing a stopped school bus to be a minor traffic offense, law enforcement officials and traffic courts in our state take a much more serious view. If you have been given a traffic citation for passing a stopped school bus, you will want to contact a Raleigh traffic ticket attorney who can defend you against your ticket and possibly help you avoid penalties such as license points and monetary fines.

According to our state's traffic laws, it is a misdemeanor offense to fail to stop for any school bus that is displaying its mechanical stop sign or flashing red lights and stopping to allow the receipt or discharge of passengers. Any driver approaching a stopped school bus from either direction may not attempt to pass the bus until it has stopped displaying its stop sign or flashing lights and has started to move. It is important to note, however, that a driver who is traveling on the opposite side of a road that is divided by a barrier or median does not have to stop. This exception also includes roadways with a center lane for left turns, as long as that roadway features at least four additional turns.

Legal Help for School Bus Stop Tickets

Law Offices of J.M. Kotzker, P.C. is a firm that is dedicated to upholding the rights of those charged with a traffic violation. We provide traffic ticket defense for individuals throughout Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and we are available to consult with you regarding your school bus stop ticket. Contact our offices right away, and we will aggressively defend you in an effort to help you avoid penalties that include up to $200 in fines and four points against your drivers' license.

If you have been cited for driving past a stopped school bus, contact a Raleigh traffic ticket lawyer who will defend you against your ticket.


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