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2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR

The 2018/2019 Roselle School Year starts on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Residents should expect and plan for delays due to school traffic. It is important to remember that our children will be transported and dropped off at schools and drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution when approaching crosswalks, school buses and bus stops.

The Roselle Police Department will be monitoring traffic on and around school property and will enforce all traffic laws.

Motorists are reminded of NJ Motor vehicle laws pertaining to School Bus Safety and that violators of these Title 39 offenses may be issued motor vehicle summonses for: 39:4-128.1 Improper Passing School Bus:

On a New Jersey undivided highway, when approaching or overtaking a stopped bus that is being used to transport children to or from school or a summer day camp or a school connected activity, a driver must stop at least 25 feet from the bus and wait until all children have entered the bus or safely reached the side of the road, or until the bus is no longer exhibiting a flashing red light. (The bus driver will exhibit a flashing red light until all children entering or exiting the bus have reached a place of safety).

Similarly, on a divided highway, a driver must stop and wait when passing a bus from behind. When passing on a divided highway in the opposite direction, a driver must slow to 10 miles per hour until passing the bus and any children that are entering or exiting.

When a school bus is parked at the curb in front of a school, a day camp or a school connected activity and is receiving or discharging children directly to or from that location, a driver may pass without stopping, but not at a speed above 10 miles per hour.

Penalties for violating NJSA 39:4-128.1 will result in a fine of not less than $100 and 5 points on your driving record and the possibility of community service and or up to 15 days in jail.

Please be aware of stopped school buses to help keep our children safe.