Driving in San Marcos and see a stopped school bus with with flashing lights? If you pass the school bus you could be facing a fine thanks to the new School Bus Ticket Camera.
Passing a stopped school bus with it’s light flashing is not only dangerous, but it is illegal. The flashing lights are an warning that children are either loading or unloading from the school bus. Passing a stopped school bus with flashing lights means you could be endangering a child. But now you could also be endangering your wallet.
A fall pilot program that equipped 15 buses with external cameras documented 2,360 drivers who illegally passed school buses in the course of a single academic semester.
New School Bus Ticket Cameras have been added to all 82 buses to crack down on passing stopped school buses with flashing lights.
The fine for passing a stopped school bus with flashing lights is $300. But you no longer have to be pulled over to receive a traffic ticket or citation for passing a school bus with flashing lights. The new School Bus Ticket Cameras allow for a picture of the vehicle to be taken and a new law allows for the tickets to be mailed to you.
These fines apply to all drivers no matter what direction you are going on the road. The only exception to this rule is when there is a physical barrier separating the lanes on the road.
If you find yourself with a School Bus Ticket Camera ticket or citation you should call the trained traffic ticket lawyers at The Coquat Law Firm. Our trained traffic ticket attorney’s and legal team resolve thousands of citations every single year.
For more information be sure to check out this article on San Marcos Mercury.