Failing to Stop for a School Bus in South Florida
Florida Law requires a driver to come to a stop when approaching a school bus that has its stop sign extended and is displaying its flashing red lights. Florida Statute Section 316.172, FS provides that:
If you received a citation for passing a school bus then contact a traffic ticket attorney at Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. Our attorneys represent clients on civil traffic citations such as passing a school bus locations throughout Palm Beach County and Broward County, including the Main Courthouse in West Palm Beach and the South County Traffic Court in Delray Beach, as well as the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale and the South Regional Courthouse in Hollywood.
Under Florida Statute Section 318.18, the penalties for a violation depend on a variety of factors including whether the pass occurred on the left side or right side of the bus and the number of prior convictions.
Pass on the left side of the bus:
2nd or subsequent offense (within 5 years):
Pass on the right side of the bus:
2nd or subsequent offense (within 5 years):
If convicted of passing the school bus, the driver must, in addition to any other penalties, attend a driver improvement course approved by the Florida DHSMV. If the driver fails to complete the driver improvement course within 90 days after receiving notice and provide proof to the clerk's office in Palm Beach County or Broward County, then his or her driver license will be canceled until the course is successfully completed.
As provided in Florida Statute Section 322.27, for any violation of Florida Statute Section 316.72, 4 points will be assessed against the driver's license.
Florida’s School Bus Stop Law -Read more about the importance of following all traffic laws in or around a school zone.
School Bus Laws & Penalties In Florida - Learn more about the penalties for illegally passing a school bus or speeding in a school zone.
If you received a citation for passing a school bus on either the left side or a right side then the experienced attorneys of Meltzer & Bell, P.A. stand ready to fight on your behalf. With thorough knowledge of Florida's court systems, we know how to effectively fight the ticket. To schedule your free consultation regarding your situation, call (561) 557-8686 today.
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