Reckless Driving Virginia Laws 46.2-859 Fairfax Richmond Beach Loudoun Prince William

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There are many different penalties for a reckless driving passing a stopped school buscharge of 46.2-859 in Virginia.

If you have been charged with reckless driving for passing a stopped school bus in Virginia, contact our law firm immediately for help.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Richmond Virginia Beach Loudoun Prince William Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

Reckless Driving Passing A Stopped School Bus Defense In Virginia

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best possible result based on the facts of your case.

Reckless Driving Virginia Laws 46.2-859

Reckless Driving Virginia Laws 46.2-859

VIRGINIA-RECKLESS DRIVING STATUTE 46.2-859

Va Code 46.2-859. Passing a stopped school bus; prima facie evidence.

A person driving a motor vehicle shall stop such vehicle when approaching, from any direction, any school bus which is stopped on any highway, private road or school driveway for the purpose of taking on or discharging children, the elderly, or mentally or physically handicapped persons, and shall remain stopped until all the persons are clear of the highway, private road or school driveway and the bus is put in motion; any person violating the foregoing is guilty of reckless driving. The driver of a vehicle, however, need not stop when approaching a school bus if the school bus is stopped on the other roadway of a divided highway, on an access road, or on a driveway when the other roadway, access road, or driveway is separated from the roadway on which he is driving by a physical barrier or an unpaved area. The driver of a vehicle also need not stop when approaching a school bus which is loading or discharging passengers from or onto property immediately adjacent to a school if the driver is directed by a law-enforcement officer or other duly authorized uniformed school crossing guard to pass the school bus. This section shall apply to school buses which are equipped with warning devices prescribed in 46.2-1090 and are painted yellow with the words “School Bus” in black letters at least eight inches high on the front and rear thereof. Only school buses which are painted yellow and equipped with the required lettering and warning devices shall be identified as school buses.

The testimony of the school bus driver, the supervisor of school buses or a law-enforcement officer that the vehicle was yellow, conspicuously marked as a school bus, and equipped with warning devices as prescribed in 46.2-1090 is prima facie evidence that the vehicle is a school bus.

Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:

Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge RoadFairfax, VA 22030 400 North Ninth Street
John Marshall Courts Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
920 Hull Street, Northside
Richmond, VA 23224-4070
Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020
Oliver Hill Courts Building
1600 Oliver Hill WaySuite C181
Richmond, VA 23219-1214
Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor
Leesburg, VA 20178
Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5586
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5555
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176

 

Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Building 10, 4th Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017
Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057
Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10
Judicial Complex 10 AMunicipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

VIRGINIA-RECKLESS DRIVING 46.2-859 TABLE:

Statute

Description

 

Penalty

Va code 46.2-859 In a highway, private road or school driveway where any school bus is stopped for the purpose of taking or discharging children, elderly, or mentally or physically handicapped persons, any act of not stopping or not keeping stopped a vehicle till all persons have cleared and bus the put in motion. (School buses are those which are equipped with warning devices prescribed in 46.2-1090 and are painted yellow with the words “School Bus” in black letters at least eight inches high on the front and rear thereof)

When it is not reckless driving:When the school bus is stopped on the other roadway of a divided highway, on an access road, or on a driveway and the other roadway, access road, or driveway is separated from the roadway on which he is driving by a physical barrier or an unpaved area.

If the driver is directed by a law-enforcement officer or other duly authorized uniformed school crossing guard to pass the school bus which is loading or discharging passengers from or onto property immediately adjacent to a school.

Class 1 misdemeanor.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Richmond Virginia Beach Loudoun Prince William Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

Reckless Driving Passing A Stopped School Bus Defense In Virginia

we also cover the following courts in Virginia:

Herndon General District Court
765 Lynn Street,
Herndon, VA 20170
Vienna General District Court
127 South Center Street,
Vienna, VA 22180
Falls Church General District Court
300 Park Avenue, Room 107E
Falls Church, VA 22046-3350

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best possible result based on the facts of your case.

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