Another dangerous intersection
Here, a Hoboken411 reader encountered a speeding maniac who had no regard to pedestrians, and barely escaped being squashed!
2nd and Adams is bad!
“I know this probably happens all of the time, but last night I was walking home from Leo’s at 2nd and Grand towards Monroe at around 9:30. In case you don’t remember, there is a stop sign on 2nd street for crossing Adams. There’s a car coming up behind us on 2nd street, and another car coming towards us on Adams. As we walk across the street, the car on 2nd drives across Adams, using us pedestrians as justification, which is pretty normal practice. I guess the car coming down Adams was way to focused on the other car, because she laid on her horn and SPED UP!!! She came barreling into the intersection, and me jumping out of the way was the reason I didn’t end up a bug on her windshield.
People are terrible drivers in general, but it continues to amaze me how bad they drive in Hoboken. I’ve lived here for a little over a year, and have been coming for 4+ years and this was the closest near hit I’ve ever had.
Would it be a terrible thing to install multiple large speed bumps on each block? Maybe two on the named blocks, and one on the numbered blocks? At least in my opinion, that would slow most of the drivers down enough to make it a little safer.
Thanks for the great website – keep it up!”