Passing Stopped School Bus
It is illegal in the state of Delaware to overtake or pass a stopped school bus. If a school bus is stopped and letting off children, there are traffic laws you must adhere to. To avoid getting charged with a traffic violation, you must adhere to those traffic laws. Passing a stopped school bus in Delaware is illegal for many reasons. You could hit, injure or kill a child getting on or off the school bus. That makes passing a stopped school bus extremely dangerous.
If you have been charged with passing a stopped school bus in Delaware, call Delaware Defense Lawyer Ronald D. Phillips at 302-855-9300. Email a Delaware Traffic Ticket Lawyer.
He has more than 20 years experience defending those charged with minor and major traffic violations in Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware. We will aggressively protect and defend your rights and your driving privileges.
Penalties for Passing a Stopped School Bus in Delaware
There are serious consequences if you pass a stopped school bus with its red lights on. Under Delaware law, there is a fine of not less than $115.00 or more than $230.00. You may be sentenced to jail for 30-60 days as well.
If you receive a second violation within 3 years of the first you will be fined between $115.00 and $575.00. In addition, you may be sentenced to 60-180 days in jail.
For violating this law you will also be subject to a 1 to 12-month drivers license suspension for the first offense. You will also receive 6 points against your driver’s license.
Contact A Delaware Traffic Violation Attorneys
Being charged with passing or overtaking a stopped school bus in Delaware can exert very negative legal and administrative consequences on many areas of your life. In order to protect your rights and ideally obtain the best possible outcome please call Delaware Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyers Murray, Phillips and Gay at 302-855-9300.
Reach a Delaware Lawyer by email. We possess many years of experience defending those charged with traffic violations in Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware. Let us protect your rights as well as your driving privileges.