IN NJ IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH PASSING A SCHOOL BUS  AND GET CONVICTED YOU MAY
GO TO JAIL OR PERFORM COMMUNITY SERVICE EVEN FOR A FIRST OFFENSE! We Can Help!
Passing a School Bus in NJ is a very serious offense you can lose your license, go to jail and even
perform community service.  You could go to jail even if its your first time passing a school bus.  The law in New
Jersey is that: It is improper to pass a school bus whenever it is discharging or picking up children.  The only
exception to this rule is if the road or highway is separated by a divider.  Many people think it’s ok to pass a
school bus if the children are on the opposite side of the road.  Wrong   Many people feel it is ok to pass a
school bus if it is taking too long to load or unload children.  Wrong   In New Jersey you cannot pass a school
bus anytime the school bus has its yellow or red flashing lights activated.  Even if you see no children you may
have to wait a long time because it may be waiting for children coming from a distance or assisting a disabled
child on the bus.

In some cases, the bus driver may wave on traffic once the child is aboard the bus safely, but you still should
never pass the school bus because the bus driver cannot give you an exception to the law.  
H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq., P.C.
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PENALTIES FOR PASSING A SCHOOL BUS 39:4-128.1
First Offense:
  • A Fine of not less than $100.00 and
  • Imprisonment  for not more than 15 days or community service for 15 days as the court shall deem appropriate or
    both
  • Possible suspension of your drivers license in the discretion of the Direction of the Division of Motor Vehicles.

For a Second or Subsequent Offense for Passing a School Bus in NJ you face:
  • The same penalties as above plus an additional $150.00 in fines


In addition to the above penalties for passing a school bus in New Jersey, your cost for insuring your car will surge
for the next three years. This innocent looking little ticket cost you several thousands of dollars due to the fact that your
drivers license will be charged with 5 points.  However, these 5 points may seem cheap because if the judge or the director
of motor vehicles suspends your drivers license you could lose your job, your house and all that is important to you and
your family!  Don't go let this happen to you, we can help.  Call our office at 1-800-9-RIGHTS or (732) 257-5040 to setup a
free in office consultation to find out how our New Jersey Traffic Ticket Lawyers can help you stay out of jail, eliminate the
community service and reduce or eliminate the 5 points associated with this offense.  The call is free the advise may be
priceless to you and your family
Defenses to passing a school bus do exist, but you must know them and most
importantly how to present them in court.  An experienced lawyer is needed if you want to
win you ticket.  Call our office now and setup a free consultation to see how we can help
you win a charge of passing a school bus in New Jersey.  The call is free the results will
save you thousands of dollars on insurance premiums.