Passing a School Bus in Connecticut

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In Connecticut, it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus when its stop sign is out and its warning lights are flashing. When the school bus activates its warning lights, vehicles on both sides of the road are required to pull over and come to a complete stop until children have been safely unloaded and the bus turns off its lights. Failing to stop for a school bus is a violation of Connecticut General Statute Section 14-279 and comes with a hefty fine of up to $500 for a first offense. That fine can reach up to $1,000 for a second offense, along with a potential 30-day jail sentence.

If you have been issued a ticket for passing a school bus in Connecticut, it is a good idea to contact an attorney at Tomeo Sills, LLC for legal guidance. While you may be tempted to just pay the fine and move on, you should know that doing so is an admission of guilt and will result in an automatic 4-point penalty on your driving record from the Connecticut DMV. Furthermore, it will likely result in a significant increase in your auto insurance premiums. We encourage you to contact our firm to request a free case evaluation during which we can discuss the events leading up to the issuance of your ticket and determine if you have cause to fight it.

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Ticketed for Passing a School Bus? Tell Us About Your Case.

Passing a school bus is a serious offense because it involves the endangerment of children. If you have been ticketed for this offense, you should take it seriously and talk to a lawyer about your legal options and any potential defenses that may apply to your case.

Contact the Connecticut criminal defense attorneys at Tomeo Sills, LLC by calling (844) 913-7747.