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Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase

Now that school is back in session it is important to remember to watch our for school buses when you are driving. School buses are most active in the morning and afternoon. If you see a school bus that is letting children on or off do not pass it. 

What you need to know about the Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase.

A recent mySA article notes the Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase. The Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase is to protect children when they are in the greatest amount of danger in their commute to and from school. The greatest amount of danger that children face in commuting to school is getting on or off a school bus.

If a school bus has it’s stop sign extended this is a sign that children are either entering or exiting the bus. Most school buses in San Antonio have flashing red lights on their stop signs.

How the Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase can affect you.

The Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase for a first offense will be from $1,000 to $1,250. That is an increase of $250 or 25%. Any driver who violates the law more than once will not only face the Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase but a suspension of their license for up to six months.

It is not possible to have a ticket involving the Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase dismissed in Texas. So taking a defensive driving course is not an option that will help you if you find yourself with a Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase traffic ticket.

Traffic Ticket Lawyers can help you with the Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase.

The trained Traffic Ticket Lawyers at The Coquat Law Firm handle thousands of citations every year. Don’t fight your citations or tickets alone. Call 210-745-2835 today to speak with one of our traffic ticket attorneys and see what we can do for you.


Justin A. Coquat is a founding member of The Coquat Law Firm, P.C. Mr. Coquat has represented clients with Traffic Tickets, Speeding Tickets, CDL Tickets and MIPs for over seven years and has resolved an excess of 2,500 citations. He is a San Antonio native who went to The University of the Incarnate Word and then South Texas College of Law in Houston.
Mr. Coquat represents victims of traffic tickets in the San Antonio Municipal Court, Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts, Schertz Municipal Court, Selma Municipal Court, Leon Valley, Helotes, Hollywood Park, Alamo Heights, Shavano Park and Garden Ridge. He also resolves traffic tickets in other local jurisdictions such as the Helotes Municipal Court, Marion Municipal Court, Elmendorf Municipal Court, Three Rivers Municipal Court, George West Municipal Court and Justice of the Peace Courts in Comal County, Guadalupe County, Atascosa County and Live Oak County .

Mr Coquat can be reached for a free traffic ticket defense consultation at 210-745-2825.

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5 Responses to "Passing Texas School Bus Fine Increase"

  • Tino Cooremans says:

    I accidentally passed a school bus….N got a ticket in the mail…I’m going to pay the ticket …but my question is…I have a CDL licence…am I in any threat of losing my license….?

  • Veronica perez says:

    I just got a ticket for passing a school bus. What is the rule if the school bus wasn’t stopped on the street, but was stopped at the entrance inside a neighborhood subdivision parallel to the street? It’s a 4 lane road (2 lanes on each side) with a turning lane in the middle. I was on the far right lane opposite of the bus.

  • Justin A. Coquat, J.D. says:

    Typically tickets issued via a camera are civil tickets, not criminal, because there is technically “no accuser” that could testify against you, making it impossible to rise to the level of a criminal matter. Thus, the infraction should not be recorded on your permanent driving record. You asked if there was “ANY” threat of losing your license? Without knowing much more about your driving record and the state of your license, there is no way I could answer that for you with the limited information you’ve provided.

  • Justin A. Coquat, J.D. says:

    It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus unless there is a concrete/solid divider between you and the bus.

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