Matthew P. Geist, Chief of Police
1101 Mountain Avenue
Middlesex, NJ 08846
Emergency:  9-1-1
Non-Emergency:  732-356-1900
Fax: 732-356-7218

Another school year has begun- please remember to

With an expected increase of cars and buses on the roads and more children walking along and across our roadways, it's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when children are present – especially before and after school.

Our schools each have specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Take the time to review them for the safety of our students. More children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location, according to the National Safe Routes to School program.

Here are some tips that you can share:

Tips for Drivers
•When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school.
•When driving in neighborhoods with school zones, watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking of getting there safely.
•Slow down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood.

Tips for Children
• Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
• When the bus approaches, stand at least three steps back from the curb, and line up away from the street.
• Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says that it’s okay before stepping onto the bus.
• If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, walk on the sidewalk, or along the side of the road to a point at least five steps ahead of the bus before you cross. Be sure that the driver can see you, and you can see the bus driver.
• Use the handrails to avoid falls. When exiting the bus, be careful that clothing and book bags with straps don’t get caught in the handrails or doors.
• Never walk behind the bus.
• If you drop something near the bus, tell the driver. Never try to pick it up because the driver may not be able to see you.

Let's work together to keep our kids safe!


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