Are speed indicator signs effective?

2/3/2009:

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.

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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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30 Comments on "Are speed indicator signs effective?"

dont-cha-know
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dont-cha-know
[quote comment=”133357″][quote comment=”133342″] Humor has its place. This is a serious topic. Someone got hit by a car. It happens here way to frequently. There’s probably an element of pedestrian carelessness in some, or even many, of the cases, but seeing the way people drive around here (speeding, ignoring stop signs, talking on cell phones, not signaling, only looking in the direction of the one-way traffic when turning, etc.), I have to believe that the drivers are mainly at fault. Besides, they’re the ones with the 2 ton lethal weapons, so the preponderance of the responsibility lies with them. This is a town of all local streets, no through streets. Drivers need to respect that more. So save your snarky comments for a less serious topic. And don’t be such a hot dog behind the wheel. In fact, maybe you’re the one who needs to switch to decaf.[/quote] How can i take you seriously with your obvious bias over the fault of commuting accidents in this town ? I like many other people here there and everywhere drive fast but that dosent make me necessarily reckless If I wanted your supervision I would asked for it. But thanks for your concern, Mom.[/quote] Way to dodge the issue. We’re all biased. That’s why we disagree about things. You don’t want to take me seriously because it would entail taking an honest look at your driving behavior and possibly acknowledging that it is in fact reckless. Or acknowledging that the other practices… Read more »
Wildflower
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Wildflower

[quote comment=”133342″][quote comment=”133298″]Just being facetious. Have a decaf or something.[/quote]

Humor has its place. This is a serious topic. Someone got hit by a car. It happens here way to frequently. There’s probably an element of pedestrian carelessness in some, or even many, of the cases, but seeing the way people drive around here (speeding, ignoring stop signs, talking on cell phones, not signaling, only looking in the direction of the one-way traffic when turning, etc.), I have to believe that the drivers are mainly at fault. Besides, they’re the ones with the 2 ton lethal weapons, so the preponderance of the responsibility lies with them. This is a town of all local streets, no through streets. Drivers need to respect that more.

So save your snarky comments for a less serious topic. And don’t be such a hot dog behind the wheel. In fact, maybe you’re the one who needs to switch to decaf.[/quote]

How can i take you seriously with your obvious bias over the fault of commuting accidents in this town ? I like many other people here there and everywhere drive fast but that dosent make me necessarily reckless

If I wanted your supervision I would asked for it. But thanks for your concern, Mom.

dont-cha-know
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dont-cha-know

[quote comment=”133298″]Just being facetious. Have a decaf or something.[/quote]

Humor has its place. This is a serious topic. Someone got hit by a car. It happens here way to frequently. There’s probably an element of pedestrian carelessness in some, or even many, of the cases, but seeing the way people drive around here (speeding, ignoring stop signs, talking on cell phones, not signaling, only looking in the direction of the one-way traffic when turning, etc.), I have to believe that the drivers are mainly at fault. Besides, they’re the ones with the 2 ton lethal weapons, so the preponderance of the responsibility lies with them. This is a town of all local streets, no through streets. Drivers need to respect that more.

So save your snarky comments for a less serious topic. And don’t be such a hot dog behind the wheel. In fact, maybe you’re the one who needs to switch to decaf.

truth1
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truth1

The three E’s – Education, Enforcement and Enough of BS and get out and do the job. Action required… 💡

Wildflower
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Wildflower

Just being facetious. Have a decaf or something.

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