‘Slow Down in Our Town’: Sayreville police remind people about bus safety as school begins
Students returned to school in Sayreville today, and instituted a campaign to get drivers to slow down when out on the roadways.
Middlesex County as a whole is taking part in the “Slow Down in Our Town” campaign, which has been taking place for 10 years, but with coronavirus affecting school schedules, this reminder to slow down is more important than ever.
With schools reopening today, police want to remind people about school bus safety. The plan consists of setting up signs on streets that have high complaints of traffic infractions.
"I think it's great,” says Kathy Shoulars, of Newark. “Because people who are speeding, if they see the signs, they'll know to slow down. It gives you a heads up."
David Gregor, the Middlesex County traffic safety coordinator, says most drivers don’t even realize they are speeding. So, police offered a friendly reminder and some literature to drivers this morning.
“Collaboration with our community is unbelievable and to be able to bring the program such as this into our town, we try to take every advantage to do this, but I think when we're talking about our most important cargo, which is our children, this is probably the biggest priority for us right now,” says Police Chief Chief John Zebrowski.
Edison schools welcomed back many of its students beginning Monday, so it’s certainly a good reminder all over the county, and statewide, as well.