I do not think she wrote down my license plate. Does she need to report me in order to get charged or I had to be caught by police? My intention was not to violate the law, it was simply a misjudgement on my part; I do have a perfect clean driving record. I will appreciate any input.
Typically police charge the registered owner of the vehicle, since it can be difficult to prove who was driving in Court. I believe the set fine is about $490, and there are no demerit points if you're charged as the owner instead of the driver.
They can't prove who the drivers was, and they won't ask you.
Again I appreciate that you ever so generously take your time to answer my questions. Yes, I am the owner, the good news is that it happened yesterday afternoon, and no one so far has knocked on my door and I hope they don't. Thank again sir.
I'm not aware of any such requirement in the Highway Traffic Act. Perhaps it might be a policy of a particular bus line, but it would not change your legal requirement to stop for the bus.Saman111 wrote:Oh, by the way I learned today that school buses are not supposed to have their lights flashing while they are right at the "Stop" sign! If this is true, it will then be to my advantage should we go to the court of law.
EDIT: It's 175 (9):
(9) No person shall actuate the overhead red signal-lights or the stop arm on a school bus,
(a) at an intersection controlled by an operating traffic control signal system;
(b) at any other location controlled by an operating traffic control signal system at,
(i) a sign or roadway marking indicating where the stop is to be made,
(ii) the area immediately before entering the nearest crosswalk, if there is no sign or marking indicating where the stop is to be made, or
(iii) a point not less than five metres before the nearest traffic control signal, if there is no sign, marking or crosswalk; or
(c) within sixty metres from a location referred to in clause (a) or (b). R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 175 (9).
In my case the bus stopped exactly at the stop sign. Having said that, right at the stop sign, there are no marks on the pavement indicating pedestrians can walk or cross. So, does the item (ii) in (b) section apply to my case?! Thank you for your input.
Point taken, thank you for your time.