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Will Lowering the Speed Limit in School Zones Help Keep Kids Safe?

Last month, a New Jersey Assembly committee advanced a bill that could lower the speed limit in school zones statewide. New Jersey 101.5 reported on the possible law change, including whether it would help make the roads around schools safer for kids. How Is This Bill Different from Current Laws That Lower the Speed Limit in School Zones? Under the proposed law change, counties and municipalities could implement permanent lower speed limits in school zones. This would differ from the current law, which only enables speed limits in school zones to be lower at certain times of the day when school is in session. In addition to municipalities and counties, the proposed law would allow the state to permanently lower speed limits in school zones if a local official requests the change. A previous version of the bill also proposed tripling fines for speeding in school zones. However, under this…
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What Can Be Done to Improve School Bus Safety in Atlantic City?

The Press of Atlantic City recently featured an article regarding a 4-year-old boy who was the victim of a school bus accident. A school bus hit the child as he was crossing the street with two members of his family. The boy survived the collision, but suffered serious injuries. As of this writing, the boy was hospitalized for treatment and authorities were still investigating the cause of the wreck. Still, this accident does raise questions about school bus safety in Atlantic City. What Can Parents Do to Improve School Bus Safety for Their Children? Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving safety for children, features school bus safety tips on their website, including but not limited to the following: Take your kids to the bus stop and wait with them there until the bus arrives. While waiting at the bus stop, tell your children, stand at least three…
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Is There a Way to Improve School Bus Safety in New Jersey?

A recent pedestrian accident involving a 14-year-old girl boarding a school bus in Upper Township serves as a serious reminder that improving school bus safety in New Jersey should be a greater priority for our state’s government officials. What Can New Jersey Do to Help Prevent School Bus Accidents? There is a brochure available on NJ.gov that provides tips to improve school bus safety in New Jersey. A few of the school bus accident prevention tips offered in the safety brochure include: If a school bus is stopped to pick up or drop off students on a two-lane highway that has no physical barrier separating the two sides of the road, vehicles must stop until students have exited or entered the bus and the bus deactivates its stop sign and flashing lights. When cars and trucks stop for a stopped school bus, the vehicles should stop at least 25 feet…
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