(TRENTON) — Assembly Deputy Speaker and Transportation Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) recently had the following published on www.politickernj.com:
“School buses are back on the road in force, parents are driving children to and from school and pedestrian traffic in school zones has increased. For all these reasons, the start of the new school year is an important time to remind ourselves and our children about the rules of the road… New Jersey law requires drivers on both sides of a road or two-lane highway that is not divided by some type of barrier to stop at least 25 feet from a stopped school bus with flashing red lights.
“Drivers are to remain stopped until the red lights have been turned off and any de-boarding students are safely on the side of the road. On a divided highway, cars on the same side of the highway as the bus must follow these same rules…”
Read the rest of Assemblyman Wisniewski’s column here.