Passing a 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 certain traffic laws you must adhere to in order to avoid getting charged with a traffic violation. Passing a stopped school bus in Delaware is also illegal due to being extremely dangerous as you can hit, injure or kill a child getting on or off the school bus. This can result in criminal charges and it would be in your best interest to contact a lawyer.
Penalties for Passing a Stopped School Bus in Delaware
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 drivers license.
Contact a Delaware Traffic Violation Attorney
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 you rights and ideally obtain the best possible outcome please call me, Delaware Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer Brian J. Chapman at 302-656-2528. You can also email a Wilmington Delaware Traffic Ticket Attorney here. I possess many years experience defending those charged with traffic violations and traffic law infractions in New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware. Let me protect your rights as well as your driving privileges.
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