My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: Pennsylvania
I received a ticket in the mail regarding "meeting or overtaking a school bus." (Sec 3345 Sub sec. A) The officer (who signed it) checked the box that says "Filed on Info. Received." I believe this means he received the information from a 3rd party, my guess the bus driver.
I remember passing a bus that day, however the lights were yellow and it was still moving. (As a teacher and someone whose cousin was killed in a school zone, I would NEVER pass a bus when the lights were red, the sign was out and the bus was stopped.)
More importantly, the location that is documented on my ticket for where this allegedly occured is on the same road, but not anywhere near where I truly passed the bus.
Is the location error enough to get the ticket dismissed? I was never pulled over, questioned or anything about this. It seems reasonable since the ticket is officially charging me with overtaking the bus at this point and that never happened. Its not even physically possible on that part of the road.
If it won't get dismissed, is it at least enough to begin putting reasonable doubt in the judge's mind?
I appreciate the feedback.