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School Bus Camera Tickets

New School Bus Camera Tickets might start showing up in your mail box, if a new San Antonio ordinance is passed.

What you need to know about new School Bus Camera Tickets.

Our sister site Traffic Ticket San Marcos recently wrote about School Bus Camera Tickets in San Marcos, but it seems that San Antonio might not be far behind. 

As KSAT 12 notes in their article about School Bus Camera Tickets:

Right now, a number of districts are operating pilot programs with the cameras in place, including Northeast, Judson, South San Antonio, East Central, Boerne, Comal and New Braunfels, as well as Pre-K for SA.

If the new San Antonio ordinance is passed you could be getting School Bus Camera Tickets that are more than $300 if you illegally pass a school bus when it is stopped.

Remember when a school bus is stopped and has flashing lights, it means that children are getting on or off the bus. Their safety is the reason it is illegal to pass a school bus when it is stopped like that. This means you have to stop even if you are on the other side of thh street heading the other direction. The only time you do not need to stop for a school bus with flashing lights is when there is a physical barrier between the heading one side of the road and the other.

How to fight School Bus Camera Tickets.

KSAT 12 even interviewed out very own Justin Coquat about the civil penalties of School Bus Camera Tickets:

‘I typically advise my clients not to pay,’ Coquat said.

It is important to remember that civil School Bus Camera Tickets are different from criminal tickets you get from a cop.

At The Coquat Law Firm our top concern is making sure that children can safely enter and exit a school bus. But this doesn’t mean that we can’t defend you if you find yourself with School Bus Camera Tickets. Our trained traffic ticket lawyers handle thousands of citations every single year. You don’t have to fight your citations alone! Call 210-745-2835 today!!

About 

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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10 Responses to "School Bus Camera Tickets"

  • DONATO GARCIA says:

    DONATO GARCIA 219 497 1760. I GOT A DRIVING CITATION BY SCHOOL BUS SAFETY PROGRAM, I PAID 300 DOLLARS 0N 2/13/17. MY SON LIVINGN IN COLO WAS DRIVNG MY CAR AS I NO LONGER DRIVE AS I AM 89 AND HAVE PARKINSONS. MY SON CAME FROM COLO TO HELP ME MOVE TO AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY. HE NOT KNOW THE SAN ANTONIO LAWS. CAN U HELP?

  • Rickeyxmatthews says:

    I loaned my vehicle to my son Julien Matthews
    He refuses to acknowledge that he’s responsible .
    Juliamatthews4646@gmail.com

  • Isidro Rosa says:

    I got a $300 school bus traffic ticket. I called you guys today and they said you don’t do these. But your article says you do. Can I get some clarification please.

  • Christopher Lee Behrent says:

    I was passing a bus provided he started moving and retracting his sign. Therefore why was I fined! Out of 3 images the two that show the sign faintly, show the sign retracting. This driver had started moving. This indeed makes me upset because I do agree with this school bus system for those passing them illegally

  • Justin A. Coquat, J.D. says:

    Thanks for the input. I’m guessing the camera uses motion sensors that don’t stop looking for violators until the stop sign is fully retracted. Unfortunate we’ve begun to allow technology to erode our Constitutional rights.

  • Justin A. Coquat, J.D. says:

    Thanks for the comment. My article says, “It is important to remember that civil School Bus Camera Tickets are different from criminal tickets you get from a cop.” If you got a criminal ticket from a cop, we can defend you. If you got a ticket in the mail, as was explained when you called in, it’s a civil matter and my article says, “I typically advise my clients not to pay,” Coquat said. Hopefully that helps.

  • Justin A. Coquat, J.D. says:

    Sorry to hear that.

  • Justin A. Coquat, J.D. says:

    Sure. Give us a call at the firm and we can discuss your situation further.

  • ANNA Wierschem says:

    We have received the ticket in the mail and contested it. When the arm started coming out we were in the middle of the intersection and immediately stopped. The driver stuck his hand out and motioned for us to clear the intersection and keep driving. We did so. We just received a letter advising that they have reviewed that video and concluded that yes, driver stuck his hand out but it was to make us stop. According to the explanation reviewer provided, apparently we did stop and then proceeded to drive anyway. That is not true. We proceeded to dive because the driver of the bus motions for us to proceed and kept the door closed until we did.who would stop and then start driving again. They also advised that their drivers are not trained to wave people through. Sure. Everyone does exactly what they are trained to do. I think it was entrapment. Either way. Do we have a legal right to request copy of that video so we can view it before we take this matter to court?

  • Justin A. Coquat, J.D. says:

    Thanks for your inquiry. You start with “We have received the ticket in the mail and contested it.” But you didn’t provide me any background as to what the specific citation was and to what you are referring, therefore, I really can’t provide you with more. You also don’t tell me where you received the ticket, who or what court reviewed the ticket, and refer to “they” without starting off telling me who “they” is. Despite all this, if there is a video, you should have the legal right to obtain a copy of that video before trial.

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