You’d think the Waterfront was the most dangerous place in town, seeing dozens of Hoboken crossing guards gathered down there this morning assisting pedestrians across the street.
The session was in fact part of the newly mandated training of New Jersey’s school crossing guards—conducted this morning by the Hoboken Police Department.
“The biggest thing people need to know,” said the Officer on hand, “is that the PARENTS really need to listen to the crossing guards. These people are here to ensure the safety of the children, so it’s a good idea to pay attention to them.”
Here in New Jersey
, “A motor vehicle operator who fails to comply with a school crossing guard’s signal to stop during those time periods when that guard is duly authorized to control or direct vehicular or pedestrian traffic pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1979, c.82 (C.40A:9-154.4) shall be fined not less than $150 for a first offense. For a subsequent offense, the operator shall be fined not less than $300.”