HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police Chief Michael McMahon reminds residents that school will be back in session beginning Thursday, Sept. 5th, which will mean increased pedestrian traffic as some students walk to school and increased bus traffic.

There are over 7,000 students attending nine schools in the district.

McMahon asks that drivers be alert to flashing lights on stopped buses as children are entering and exiting the buses. Passing a stopped bus with warning lights activated can result in a 5-point violation and substantial fines, according to McMahon.

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When traveling on a divided road, such as Raider Boulevard or Triangle Road, and on the opposite side of the median as the bus, you are not required to stop, but must reduce speed to 10 mph, according to the chief.

The Police Department will be monitoring school bus stops and active school zones throughout the school year. Motorists should allow for extra travel time and anticipate increased volume around school facilities.