The New Milford Police Department has stepped up patrols in school zones and along bus routes now that classes are back in session. They have both motorcycle and marked units on the roads. Police Chief Spencer Cerruto asked drivers to pay attention to when school buses have their red flashing lights activated to pick up or drop off kids, who may have to cross the street. There are different rules on the lower end of Super 7 where it's a divided highway, but that changes further north when it's a double yellow line. Drivers must stop in both directions at that point when the red lights are flashing and the stop sign is activated. Police are also offering safety reminders to students: to be aware of their surroundings--not on their phones at bus stops, when crossing streets or walking on sidewalks.