1. Stop for a Stopped School Bus.....New Jersey
law requires that the operators of vehicles stop for a school bus while the bus is stopped
to discharge or receive children. Your vehicle must be stopped at a distance of at
least 25 feet from the stopped bus and must remain stationary until the children have
entered the bus or reached the side of the street AND the flashing red lights are no longer exhibited by the bus. Passing a
stopped school bus is very dangerous and is also serious offense. New Jersey law
requires a mandatory court appearance and the violation is are punishable by a fine of no
less than $100.00, jail or community service for not more than 15 days, or both. In
addition, when convicted of this moving violation, the Division of Motor Vehicles adds a
minimum of 4 points to your driving record, and violators risk having their license
2. Obey the Crossing Guards.....They' re there
for a purpose (and it's not to make you late!) When they hold up their stop sign,
it's as if a police officer was holding it. The crossing guard's ONLY concern is the
safety of people crossing the street. Yelling at them will not make the children
Speeding.....In a school zone, the speed limit is 25
mph. Safety in a school zone depends on it. When driving 40 mph on a dry and
level roadway, it would take 125 feet to bring your car to a complete stop. At 25
mph on the same road conditions, it would take 60 feet to bring your car to a complete
4. Discharge of passengers.....New Jersey law
prohibits passengers from being dropped off or picked up from anywhere except at the
curb. Allowing passengers to exit on the roadway when the vehicle is stopped for
traffic or the crossing guard is dangerous, not to mention a moving violation.
Always pull to the curb before dropping off or picking up passengers.
No stopping/No standing.....Just
what it says; even for a few seconds. It is a violation to stop/stand in a
prohibited area even to discharge or pick up passengers.
No parking/Improper parking.....Vehicles
are not permitted to remain in prohibited areas, even if the driver is seated in the
car with the motor running.