Ensuring the safety of children as they board and exit school buses is a top priority in Miami and across Florida. It is illegal to drive around a stopped school bus with flashing red lights and an extended STOP arm, with stringent penalties in place to enforce this law. As of May 2024, new enforcement measures have been implemented, and drivers who pass a stopped school bus will face a $200 fine. Navigating these fines can be challenging, but with expert legal assistance, you can protect your driving record and contest the ticket effectively.

Protect Your Driving Record with Expert Legal Assistance

Receiving a ticket for passing a stopped school bus can be a daunting experience, with significant fines and the potential impact on your driving record. At our law firm, we specialize in providing expert legal assistance to help you contest these tickets effectively. Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in the nuances of traffic law and equipped with the knowledge needed to challenge enforcement procedures and video evidence. We understand the complexities of the school bus safety program and utilize advanced strategies to protect your rights and driving record. Don’t let a single infraction jeopardize your driving history—trust our team to provide the robust defense you need.

Why You Need Legal Assistance

The penalties for violating school bus safety laws are stringent. When a school bus flashes yellow lights, drivers must reduce speed and come to a complete stop once the lights turn red, maintaining a distance of at least 15 feet behind the bus. This buffer zone ensures students can safely board and exit the bus. While the fines for non-compliance are hefty, they are not set in stone and can be challenged. This is where our specialized legal services come into play. Our team is adept at navigating the complexities of traffic law, providing you with the best defense to contest and potentially overturn these fines.

Advanced Enforcement Measures

In 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 766, authorizing Florida school districts to install cameras on school buses to catch and fine drivers who pass stopped school buses illegally. In May 2024, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), in partnership with BusPatrol and the Miami-Dade Police Department, began enforcing these regulations. Each of the district’s 1,065 school buses are now equipped with high-resolution cameras and AI technology to capture violations.

Facing a $200 Fine? We Can Help

If you have received a $200 fine in the mail for passing a stopped school bus, you need professional legal assistance to fight the ticket. Our experienced attorneys specialize in traffic ticket cases, particularly those involving school bus safety violations. We understand the nuances of the law and the enforcement technology used, including AI systems like “Ava” that detect and record infractions.

How We Can Assist You

  • Expert Representation: We provide thorough legal representation to contest your traffic ticket.
  • Detailed Analysis: We analyze video evidence and enforcement procedures to find any possible errors.
  • Personalized Strategy: We develop a defense strategy tailored to your specific case and circumstances.

Contact Us Today

Don’t let a school bus safety program ticket affect your driving record and finances. Contact our team of skilled attorneys today to learn how we can help you fight your ticket and protect your rights. Fill out our form or call us for a free consultation.

Your case deserves the best defense, and we’re here to provide it. Reach out now to secure your legal representation and navigate this challenging situation with confidence.