A painful lesson for a York County motorist who drove past a stopped school bus. It happened at about 8:41 am on Tuesday, the second day of school for students in the Northern York County School District. Carroll Township Police charged a driver with driving past a stopped school bus with its red flashing lights activated on South Baltimore Street in Dillsburg Borough. Small children were about to board the bus.
The police officer on patrol due to the increase of school traffic, witnessed the violation of Pennsylvania law 3345 (a) of title 75 Meeting or overtaking School Buses.
The law states:
All vehicles meeting or overtaking any school bus stopped on a highway or traffic-way shall stop at least 10 feet before reaching the school bus when the red signal lights on the school bus are flashing red and the stop sign arm is activated. A person violating this section is subject to a fine of $250.00 and with the additional cost the total citation will cost $332.00.
Carroll Township Police also warn drivers that pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks and the violation carries a fine from $50,00 to $150.00 plus costs.