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Stopping for School Buses
Under Pennsylvania law, all drivers are required to stop for a school bus that has its stop arm down and stop lights activated.
What’s the punishment for failing to stop for a school bus?
If the driver doesn’t stop, they can get a ticket that’s punishable by a $250 fine and a 60-day license suspension. Five points will also go on the driver’s license.
Which direction are drivers required to stop?
If a school bus is at an active stop, traffic in all directions must stop.
School Zone enforcement
When a school zone is active, the punishment for speeding is enhanced.
What is the punishment for speeding in a school zone in Pennsylvania?
If you go over the speed limit in a school zone in Pennsylvania, you will face a fine and points on your license. The fines and points are higher than the consequences for speeding outside of a school zone.
- The fine for speeding in a school zone in Pennsylvania if they are speeding by less than 11 MPH over the school zone limit is $35 plus $2 for every mile they are over 5 MPH.
- If the person is going over the school zone limit by 11 MPH or more, they will face a $500 fine.
- Three points will go on the driver’s license.
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