Palo, IA asked in Traffic Tickets for Iowa

Q: I passed a stopped school bus and am under the age of 18 and was wondering about the consequences?

I passed a school bus accidently. I didn't see any children exiting and saw the stop sign unfolding after I passed. I slowed down immediately and later pulled over to call local schools and the dot to report the issue.

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Stephen Douglas Lombardi
Stephen Douglas Lombardi
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: If the facts are as you describe them, nothing will happen. If the facts are different in terms of the timing of the sign unfolding you may receive a citation for failing to stop. Were you on your cell phone texting? It is not an excuse, at least not a valid one, but you might consider the question and the implications of what would have happened had you been texting and children were crossing the street.

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