Traffic Ticket Advocates have been fighting School Bus fail to Stop tickets successfully in the Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Vaughan, the GTA and surrounding areas for over 25 years.
When approaching a stopped school bus with its red stop lights activated all drivers must stop.
In traffic court prosecutors and judges treat school bus fail to stop tickets very seriously. The prosecutors and courts believe that drivers who fail to stop for school buses are putting children at risk.
Drivers will find court prosecutors do not want to drop the charge or reduce the charge and most disputed cases will go to trial.
School Bus Failure to Stop – Section 175.11 under Highway Traffic Act
- Every driver or street car operator, when meeting on a highway, other than a highway with a median strip, a stopped school bus that has its overhead red signal-lights flashing, shall stop before reaching the bus and shall not proceed until the bus moves or the overhead red signal-lights have stopped flashing.
- Every driver or street car operator on a highway, when approaching from the rear a stopped school bus that has its overhead red signal-lights flashing, shall stop at least twenty metres before reaching the bus and shall not proceed until the bus moves or the overhead red signal-lights have stopped flashing.
All convictions will stay on your driving record for 3 years and could affect your insurance rating.
Once retained, we will file your ticket. In 2-4 months a trial date will be set and we will order the evidence of the case from the charging officer. We will review this evidence with you and discuss all the reasonable options. These options range from running a trial and challenging the officers evidence and pushing for a withdraw, or we can negotiate a reasonable resolution with the crown to reduce your demerit points and fine.