Hoboken Cops and Fender Benders

5/1/2010:

Do you prefer “Protect and Serve” – or “paper pushers?”

Hoboken Policemen and Policewoman are employed by taxpayers to maintain order and safety in the Mile Square. They put their lives on the line, deal with unruly citizens, and more – to protect the law-abiding folks and make 07030 the greatest zip code in New Jersey.

But like chasing double-parkers – are there any other unnecessary tasks that can be given up to help them keep our streets free of crimes?

It seems like Philadelphia thinks so – and today have enacted a policy that relinquishes the need for officers to respond to time-wasting minor fender-benders in the city of brotherly love. Instead, those involved in the minor accident just have to fill out forms at Police Headquarters. “We can save police response time and have officers available for more important, pressing issues.”

Do you think this idea would succeed in Hoboken?

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16 Comments on "Hoboken Cops and Fender Benders"

Stpaddygirl
Member

My friends car was side swiped on 5th they were nice enough to pick her side mirror up and put it on the hood. The person left a note but after she left a message they disconnected their phone. HPD said it was too difficult to trace the cell number so she should just turn into her own insurance (which she was trying to avoid as she already had some claims). Anyway they wrote a report she turned it and Geico dropped her…

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

Geico is a terrible company for urban drivers. That gecko has no mercy. If you park on the street in Hoboken you should have an extra savings account for busted mirrors. I’ve lost count how many were busted off my cars.

In response to Stpaddygirl who said:
My friends car was side swiped on 5th they were nice enough to pick her side mirror up and put it on the hood. The person left a note but after she left a message they disconnected their phone. HPD said it was too difficult to trace the cell number so she should just turn into her own insurance (which she was trying to avoid as she already had some claims). Anyway they wrote a report she turned it and Geico dropped her…

bradykp
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bradykp

well, NJ is a “no fault” state right? so why do the cops need to come? Not sure. Unless i interpret what “no fault” means.

but i was in a car accident as a taxi passenger, and my auto insurance covered my medical bills. so in NJ, what difference does it make who’s “fault” it was?

sounds like something that can be eliminated i guess…

in PA, i don’t see how it works though, because PA there is someone found to be at fault, and you get a ticket if you even leave the scene of an accident. so i don’t get it…

plywood
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plywood

Having someone other than he police deal with these minor collisions wouldn’t make a dent in their workload.

hobposer
Member
hobposer

Let the fender bender folks duke it out themselves. It’s pretty simple logistically, exchange info and move on. I show you my insurance you show me yours.

homeworld
Member

That’s what she said.

In response to midtownauthentic who said:
Let the fender bender folks duke it out themselves. It’s pretty simple logistically, exchange info and move on. I show you my insurance you show me yours.

escaped68
Member

It is hard to write in those little spaces with crayons.

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