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Drive Carefully, Public Schools Open This Week

Oradell Public School in Paramus, N.J.
Oradell Public School in Paramus, N.J. Photo Credit: File

PARAMUS, N.J. — With summer closing and school days resuming, AAA reminds drivers to watch out for pedestrians before and after school hours.

In the last 10 years, roughly one in four child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 and 7 p.m., according to AAA.

Oradell Public school students begin Wednesday, Sept. 2.

River Dell High School and Middle School students begin classes on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Paramus High School, East Brook, West Brook, Memorial, Midland, Parkway, Ridge Ranch and Stony Lane all begin on Thursday, Sept. 3.

River Edge's Cherry Hill Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary and the New Bridge Center also begin on Sept. 3.

Yeshivat Noam students begin their first day of classes on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The Frisch School and Ben Porat Yosef Yeshiva opens their doors to students on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Paramus Catholic High School begins classes on Friday, Sept. 11.

Bergen Catholic High School holds their first day of classes on Monday, Sept. 14.

Tips to remember when driving during the school year include:

  • Slow down and be mindful of speed limits in school zones
  • Come to a complete stop and check crosswalks and sidewalks for children
  • Eliminate distractions such as cell phones
  • Slowly backup when reversing and check all blind spots
  • Watch for bicycles and make sure children wear bike helmets
  • Talk to teen drivers about safety

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