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Passing a School Bus

Improper passing of a School Bus in NJ

Passing a School BusSome drivers make the mistake of thinking its ok to pass a school bus if the children are on the opposite side of the road or that it’s ok to pass a school bus if the school bus is stopped for an extended period of time. In New Jersey you cannot pass a school bus anytime it has its yellow or red flashing lights on no matter for how long the bus is stopped.

The State takes the violation of passing a school bus very seriously.  The penalties are equally serious.  You need an experienced, serious attorney to advise you and defend you against this charge.  Attorney David C. Barry is just such an attorney.

Penalties for Passing a School Bus

Penalties for a first time offense of improperly passing a school bus include:

  • Fine of not less than $100.00
  • 5 MVC points (12 MVC points will result in license suspension)
  • Imprisonment for not more than 15 days and/or community service for 15 days as the Court feels appropriate
  • Insurance rate increases
  • Possible suspension of your driver’s license

For a second or subsequent offense for passing a school bus in NJ you face the same penalties as outlined for a first time offense plus an additional $150.00 in fines.

If you or a loved one is facing the charge of passing a school bus, do not delay seeking the help of an experience traffic attorney. Attorney David C. Barry has decades of municipal court experience throughout Middlesex County. Let his knowledge and experience lead you to the best possible outcome in your case. Call today for a free consultation 732-204-7387.