Reader Mail: Multiple Gripes

This regular 411 reader has to get some stuff off their chest. From useless fuel consumption to obnoxious motorcycle riders.

At least the weather will be nice this weekend!

“Hey Hoboken411, some gripes:

  1. hoboken-cabs-empty.jpgI’m sitting studying near my window where I can see every car driving down Newark. I’m amazed at the abundant amount of Indian Way taxi cabs – empty taxi cabs – have driven by. It’s non-stop. I feel like they’re all driving to the mother ship for some convention. It’s like a mass exodus down Newark. It’s not only creating congestion but environmentally how many of these cars driving around non-stop all day looking for fares are contributing to air pollution. On top of which noise pollution? 99% of the time, they are the cars that always honk their horn when the car in front of them stops or slows down at an intersection. Does anyone know how many taxi medallions the city has?
    We just don’t need this many taxis idling driving around the city.
  2. On a second note, is there a noise ordinance law? I cannot fathom why motorcycles are allowed to rev their “hogs” and make that ear-splitting noise. And the worst thing is, it’s not necessary – they do it just because! How many car alarms go off as a result? How many people have to put their hands over their ears when they drive by? Is there no enforcement on noise pollution in this city? Why are they allowed to make an incredible amount of racket when revving is not partial to the functioning of driving a motorcycle. It’s completely for effect. And this is allowed because?”

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10 Comments on "Reader Mail: Multiple Gripes"


Colonblow
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Colonblow
9 years 2 months ago

Good to know. At least with the plate number you can call them in.

astro
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astro
9 years 2 months ago

[quote comment=”32730″]When I politely asked him to stop & reminded him of the noise ordinance, he flashed a police badge, told me to “Shut the ‘F’ up,” & gave me the finger. (And he clearly seemed to be off-duty, not on an undercover assignment.)[/quote]

I highly suggest that next time that happens, and someone shows you a badge, you stop, ask them to clearly see the badge. Ask to see the photo ID card that goes along with it. Make a note of the name and the number. Any officer who shows you his badge is obligated to show his full credentials to you, and they know that. Call HPD, or even 911, and explain to them the situation. If they were in a car, note the license plate #, and provide that to the dispatcher on the phone.

Don’t automatically assume that any badge you see is a police badge, as fire, ems, and other city workers (a la campos) have them as well. They are in a position of authority, but that authority doesn’t give them the right to be disrespectful.

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam
9 years 2 months ago
[quote comment=”32742″]There’s something fishy about Indian Way Taxi company and all taxi’s in this town for that matter. They drive easily the crapiest fleet of cars I have ever seen. This company and its drivers are a very shady group. One day, I ordered from another car service company to pick a friend of mine up at 5am for a ride to the airport. As I’m looking out the window at about 5am, I see an Indian Way car outside. I thought perhaps I had accidently ordered from them, so we preceded to walk outside. The driver acted as if we were his call and started to load his luggage. Just then, another car service came around the corner and the driver asked if we were the “insert last name” party? The Indian Way guy started to freak out as I pulled the luggage out of the car. The a-hole got in my face even though it was quite clear it wasn’t our car. I was about to drop the fool an overhand right when Hoboken’s finest rounded the corner. Needless to say the grease ball got in his car and sped off. I thought it was the strangest coincidence for two cars to show up at my place at 5am. I wonder if it was possible they were picking off dispatch calls. Anyway, I wouldn’t order from Indian Way to save my life. How on earth do they pass inspection on that junk anyway? Sh#t, how do any of… Read more »
revpnice
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revpnice
9 years 2 months ago

wow, i guess we’re out of issues to discuss. I agree with the point on those hideous cabs, but every single town in the country probably shares our motorcycle issue.

booboothefool
Member
9 years 2 months ago
There’s something fishy about Indian Way Taxi company and all taxi’s in this town for that matter. They drive easily the crapiest fleet of cars I have ever seen. This company and its drivers are a very shady group. One day, I ordered from another car service company to pick a friend of mine up at 5am for a ride to the airport. As I’m looking out the window at about 5am, I see an Indian Way car outside. I thought perhaps I had accidently ordered from them, so we preceded to walk outside. The driver acted as if we were his call and started to load his luggage. Just then, another car service came around the corner and the driver asked if we were the “insert last name” party? The Indian Way guy started to freak out as I pulled the luggage out of the car. The a-hole got in my face even though it was quite clear it wasn’t our car. I was about to drop the fool an overhand right when Hoboken’s finest rounded the corner. Needless to say the grease ball got in his car and sped off. I thought it was the strangest coincidence for two cars to show up at my place at 5am. I wonder if it was possible they were picking off dispatch calls. Anyway, I wouldn’t order from Indian Way to save my life. How on earth do they pass inspection on that junk anyway? Sh#t, how do any of those… Read more »
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