Jump to content

Will I lose my nursing license for a traffic violation?

Nurses   (2,850 Views 40 Comments)
by karmax1 karmax1 (Member) Member

544 Profile Views; 42 Posts

I recently was issued a citation for passing a stopped school bus. From Google search, some lawyers say it is a misdemeanor. I am worrying about that I might not be able to renew my nursing license if it is a misdemeanor. I haven't received a court date yet. Court appearance is mandatory for this offense. What should I do now? Greatly appreciated if you can help!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6 Posts; 58 Profile Views

I am 98% sure that this will not affect your license. Passing a stopped school bus is pretty bad though. Lol 

but seriously, don’t stress. This is really minor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FolksBtrippin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

2 Followers; 1,653 Posts; 14,694 Profile Views

No. Unless you were also drunk or high. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

42 Posts; 544 Profile Views

Thank you. I hope I will be OK.

55 minutes ago, FolksBtrippin said:

No. Unless you were also drunk or high. 

Thank you. I wasn't drunk or I didn't get high. But the word "misdemeanor" is scary enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

42 Posts; 544 Profile Views

59 minutes ago, RobynICU said:

I am 98% sure that this will not affect your license. Passing a stopped school bus is pretty bad though. Lol 

but seriously, don’t stress. This is really minor.

Thank you, RobynICU! Only 98%? I hope I will not be that 2%.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FolksBtrippin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

2 Followers; 1,653 Posts; 14,694 Profile Views

6 hours ago, karmax1 said:

Thank you. I hope I will be OK.

Thank you. I wasn't drunk or I didn't get high. But the word "misdemeanor" is scary enough.

The word literally means "a minor wrongdoing".

Minor means not a big deal.

Relax.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

7 Followers; 3,211 Posts; 20,956 Profile Views

6 hours ago, karmax1 said:

But the word "misdemeanor" is scary enough.

I would think the possibility of killing a child would be scarier. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

1 Follower; 4,930 Posts; 42,535 Profile Views

3 hours ago, Wuzzie said:

I would think the possibility of killing a child would be scarier. 

Right??!?!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

kaylee. has 6 years experience and specializes in Stepdown . Telemetry.

276 Posts; 3,275 Profile Views

I think remember it saying non-traffic related convictions. Go to your board website and look. There will be a section saying what types of crimes you have to report. You should be fine! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 Followers; 5,542 Posts; 27,080 Profile Views

Quote

I am 98% sure that this will not affect your license. Passing a stopped school bus is pretty bad though. Lol 

but seriously, don’t stress. This is really minor.

I was with you until the last words in that 1st paragraph. Why the "lol"? I think passing a school bus is one of the worst of the traffic offenses, and the injuries and deaths that occur when people go around school buses are completely preventable. There is no excuse whatsoever for this violation.

Edited by Horseshoe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

8 Followers; 142 Articles; 9,699 Posts; 249,054 Profile Views

Obviously, bad things are known to happen when drivers blow past school bus STOP signs. Recently in Portland a little girl was killed in such a manner; they didn't show the whole thing on TV of course, but someone was shooting a video at the time and captured the images in the seconds just before the car hit her. I do not think this is lol-worthy at all. The OP needs to count themselves lucky they only got a ticket, it's a bad offense deeply deserving of at least a huge fine, and jail time if the same driver gets caught again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MunoRN has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Critical Care.

6,349 Posts; 65,444 Profile Views

Illegally passing a stopped school bus is typically a misdemeanor offense, but in many jurisdictions can be charged as a criminal offense, although this is usually reserved for repeat offenders or where injury or death occurs.  

Either way, avoid killing kids, stop for school buses.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×