Am I at Fault here? - School Bus

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Am I at Fault here? - School Bus

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I was proceeding west bound at an intersection and from north (left side) a school bus was stopped proceeding south. He had his lights on and extension bar out. A child was running across the street and as soon as he made it to across, I then proceeded passed the intersection. The bus honked at me after I proceeded. Everything I read and understand says I have to be on the same roadway, meeting the school bus to be at the wrong. Obviously I was not...I don't understand why the school bus driver honked at me? Am I incorrect? Can I fight it if I get a ticket, worst case I just get a fine and no demerits?
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Unread post by Radar Identified on

Nice diagram...

You do have to be on the same roadway. Since you didn't pass the school bus, no offence was committed. If it was a four-way stop and you had yielded to all pedestrians (which it sounds like you did), I don't see what the problem was. Maybe there was something else he was honking at...? Or it could just be he got some weird idea in his head. Don't know. Even if you got a ticket, that would be a slam-dunk to get it dismissed.
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Unread post by souza477 on

Thank You, I been really concerned about this one. Ya I waited for the pedestrian to complete his crossing on my direct path, then he proceeded to cross on the other side which has nothing to do with me, I assume?. Maybe he assumed I was gonna turn left and hit him? I believe the bus driver took a pic of my car and maybe even myself as we met up at a couple stops down side by side. I guess worst case I would be dealing with a $490fine with no demerit points that I can fight. Thankfully I have my dashcam video too :)


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Unread post by Stanton on

Spectacular diagram. :shock:

But yes, based on your description of events, you did nothing wrong.


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Unread post by souza477 on

Thanks but nothing special about the Diagram, I made it from a website online. I guess I will wait and see. I guess I should know by months end incase anything happens.


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Unread post by Radar Identified on

Keep the dashcam video handy. If you do get charged, showing the video to the Prosecutor should get it dropped right away.
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Unread post by souza477 on

Ya I will update this thread if I get charged or not...based on other threads it can be as soon as this week or a couple of weeks...so if I get nothing by mid june, I assume I'm safe.


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Unread post by hwybear on

What program is that for your diagram?
Would be good for others to use too, clean, simple and good visual aid
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Unread post by bend on

hwybear wrote:What program is that for your diagram?
Would be good for others to use too, clean, simple and good visual aid
It looks like it may be this one:

http://draw.accidentsketch.com/






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