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The penalties for passing a school bus improperly are as follows:
Driver is guilty of a summary offense;
60-day license suspension period; and
5 points added to driver’s license
This does not mean that one will receive the maximum penalty. If you or your son have received the citation you should follow the directions on the back and appeal the citation. YOu have to pay the fine upfront, but you will have a hearing before the local district justice.
The police must prove who was driving if they did nit actually see the violation themselves they will need a witness. Unless your son admitted to the police officer that he was driving the bus driver will need to testify. This is not likely to occur.
If the police do have a witness you can still argue as to their identification of the driver OR you can negotiate a reduced violation.
Here is the law on the subject:
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