Yield to pedestrians? Yeah, right!

Common sense losing ground in Hoboken!

Today’s Hoboken Photo of the Day entry serves a couple purposes:

  1. First, where is this this in Hoboken?
  2. Next, I’ll repeat what I’ve always been saying. So many people get struck by motor vehicles each year in Hoboken, it’s ridiculous. And despite this “yield to pedestrians” state law – I put most of the blame these days on pedestrians. Not because they’re right or wrong, nope. It’s because they lack self-preservation (and have an over-abundance of self-importance). Regardless if you have the right of way or not – use fuggin common sense, please! Pedestrian vs. two-ton vehicle always turns out bad for the pedestrian. Capeesh?
  3. Lastly – everyone put down the damn gadgets and phones. Absolutely nothing happening there is more important than your own well being. Got it?

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16 Comments on "Yield to pedestrians? Yeah, right!"

Journey
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Journey

Regardless of signage…

Growing up I never saw a sign explaining that law where I lived. No people that have New Jersey Drivers license should have learned the laws…

Journey
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Journey

Oh and what is it with the drivers that stop in the middle of the intersection to wave a pedestrian out into the street.

Are they dumb? Can’t they do the most basic reasoning on why this is stupid? They stop in the middle of intersection (normally one where had stop sign) and there might be a car coming right at them not expecting their idiocy or being a distracted driver.

I always wave them on to continue. I have no desire to be in the intersection with them when they get hit by an on coming care.

freewheelin
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I saw one idiot writing on a laptop propped against the steering wheel the other day. And this was on the Long Island Expressway going 50 mph!

mooshu
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mooshu

But where does it end? I’m not a perfect pedestrian, but I do my best not to get killed or watch someone else get killed by an irresponsible driver.

Day after day, reckless drivers rule our streets, not the pedestrians. They text, they talk on their phones, they smoke cigarettes, they apply their make-up, they reach under the passenger seat for loose change, they skip STOP signs like the arrogant a-holes they are and consequently hear the word C*NTBURGER slip through my mouth, etc.

Maybe this is not so much about entitlement as it is about making a point. Maybe some people want to get run over. Maybe the pedestrian is tired of nearly being run over and hit all the time, so he/she deliberately behaves negligently to scare the crap out of the driver. I don’t know.

I know that allowing the driver free reign is most certainly not the answer. It must be a two-way street we create here, no matter what tragedy a driver and his heavyweight toy might be capable of producing. Unfortunately, we live in a society where someone must be maimed, paralyzed, or killed in order to have certain kinds of laws established.

westcoastbound
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westcoastbound

Awesome! Thanks for the insight! Amazing insight! Thanks, Moosh![quote comment=”208079″]But where does it end? I’m not a perfect pedestrian, but I do my best not to get killed or watch someone else get killed by an irresponsible driver.Day after day, reckless drivers rule our streets, not the pedestrians. They text, they talk on their phones, they smoke cigarettes, they apply their make-up, they reach under the passenger seat for loose change, they skip STOP signs like the arrogant a-holes they are and consequently hear the word C*NTBURGER slip through my mouth, etc.Maybe this is not so much about entitlement as it is about making a point. Maybe some people want to get run over. Maybe the pedestrian is tired of nearly being run over and hit all the time, so he/she deliberately behaves negligently to scare the crap out of the driver. I don’t know.I know that allowing the driver free reign is most certainly not the answer. It must be a two-way street we create here, no matter what tragedy a driver and his heavyweight toy might be capable of producing. Unfortunately, we live in a society where someone must be maimed, paralyzed, or killed in order to have certain kinds of laws established.[/quote]

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