You mentioned there was a vehicle behind you. Did he stop?
b/c i slowed down he was able to slow down behind me and stop. but i would not have been able to slow down and make a complete full stop or i'd be stopped right alongside the bus under the blinking red lights. If I had really slammed on my brakes to stop right away to try and stop before the front end of the bus i would have gotten rear ended. keep in mind it's a 2 way street and me and the bus are heading opposite ways.
Most school bus drivers I ever had were not the most upstanding members of the community. Nice people, but grumpy due to the kids, me included, wanting to get to the end of their route. Not always perfect witnesses.But I don't agree entirely with the Liberty extended to Bus Drivers. Why is their word and judgment becoming a Convicting factor for the other drivers?
If a ticket is issued, and it goes to court, that's the key point right there.Reflections wrote: Not always perfect witnesses.
The circumstances described in this thread really don't make it seem like it was something where the police would even bother laying a charge, but I don't know what standard they use, so...
This was for pick up of 1 small child across the street waiting in front of a house ... at 4:00
This was a few days ago now (5) ... and I've been worried sick that she could of taken down my license number and the fear that I could recieve a large fine and points on my driving record !!!!
I would hate to have the fine and points on my record after having a clean record without any points/tickets for 40 years ... if she were to decide that I should of been able to stop in that situation ...
Where would I find the exact wording as to when a ticket is issued to the owner of the vehicle or the driver, and if points are assessed against the driver that would effect my insurance premiums ??
In that situation, no one expects drivers to absolutely demolish the brakes with smoke pouring off the asphalt to try to stop. If you're driving in a reasonable and prudent manner, and you noticed the moment the school bus activated its flashers and were unable to stop in time despite that, you're in the clear.
If, however, the school bus had been stopped for a few seconds, enough so that the children could've started to cross the street or get out of the bus, or that a normal driver should've stopped, you're toast...
http://www.OntarioTicket.com OR http://www.OHTA.ca
In a perfect world you would stop in a straight line. In reality, you could skid left or right and create the conditions under which an accident is likely to occur.