Are speed indicator signs effective?
Speaking up results in (some) action
Last week – some uptown readers were very upset about a neighbor getting struck by a car – and the conditions of an intersection at 10th and Bloomfield.
Much discussion took place – as the transportation safety problem is obviously prevalent in Hoboken.
As a result, Hoboken Police have not only been more aware of the uptown intersections along Bloomfield Street, but even installed a temporary “YOUR SPEED” radar sign – to help remind drivers they’re in a residential neighborhood, and to obey the law.
The few cars I witnessed driving by all stayed within the limit (could have been me with the bulky camera), but this contraption was removed rather quickly.
One Hoboken411 reader said:
“Step 1 was notifying the town of the problem. Now we monitor the speeds of drivers.”
Then when it was removed:
“You may have noticed that thus morning it seemed as if progress was being made to make our street safer. A sign with posted speed limit and radar was over by the hydrant. The speed sign was up for all of 6 hours. WTF! It is now gone!”
And another added:
“It is a start; but I feel your frustration as deeply. The real issue, in my opinion, isn’t that it is gone; but more importantly, that it doesn’t seem to be placed anywhere else. It should be in use everyday around town. Why isn’t this machine in use throughout the year?“
Do these signs work?
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