Pedestrian struck Garden & Observer

This is an EPIDEMIC! 5 month pregnant female struck by auto.

Can the City Council finally start paying attention?

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tullipsandlillies
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tullipsandlillies
9 years 2 months ago

This town has just become to congested end of sentence. I agree there are some aggressive drivers in town; however, I do also see a lot of pedestrians who take “the right of way” to their heads (literally sometimes). They don’t even give you a chance to stop your vehicle. My favorite is when they have a leashed dog or baby stroller and push that ahead of themselves. Come on people, hate to say it but this is NOT Manhattan. 😈

escaped68
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9 years 2 months ago

Heres 1 idea that soneone might want to look into “rumble strips”. There a 2 types 1st one are grooves cut in the street before a stopsign and the 2nd is a slightly raised line of paint they both serve the same purpose and that is to warn the driver there’s a stop sign ahead. It might help , it certainly merits looking into. But on the other hand assholes will be assholes and simpley ignore them too.

miguelsmith80
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miguelsmith80
9 years 2 months ago

I don’t think it’s so complex. We need enforcement- not on every corner at all times, but selective. Like the ‘click it or ticket campaign’ cops on foot by problem intersection ticketing not only blatant offenders, but the majority of through-town drivers how stop in the middle of the cross walk at every corner. That one driver improves- he tells his friends how he got screwed in Hoboken- over time things get better. I live on 11th- I hate the comportment of drivers on my block. I’ve never seen a cop down there ticketing.

Foster
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9 years 2 months ago

I don’t think there is one answer. Enforcement would be great, but how can you have a cop on every single corner in Hoboken? I like the ideas of increased fines! I can’t see a light on every corner either. Ugly, expensive and would take forever for state approval. Maybe lights on some of the worst corners and more aggressive calming methods on the others. Maybe not even speed bumps, although I think they work. There are so many interesting ideas. Wouldn’t bike lanes be great too!

I hope the woman is doing well!

hobokentownie
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hobokentownie
9 years 2 months ago

[quote comment=”33373″]What ever happen to “look both ways before you cross the street”. I for one take the side of the person who hit this lady.[/quote]

Wait until you are the pedestrian.

Enforcement is not the answer.

Everyone thinks that driving is a right and that is where they are wrong, driving is a privilege and every driver has the obligation to keep a proper lookout, see what is to be seen and yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. Furthermore, right of way or not, a driver must realize that a car is an inherently dangerous instrument that can do great harm and damage if not operated with the utmost care and caution. In an urban setting with such great numbers of pedestrians it is imperative that drivers use extra care a caution.

The only way to convince most arrogant people to use care and caution is to expose them to greater civil and criminal penalties for their actions. Yes, there are times that an accident is unavoidable, but the majority of times there is a split in fault. Our civil system allows someone to recover, but reduces their recovery by their own percentage of fault. In some states, there are tough criminal statutes for accidents that result in severe injuries or death. These statutes serve as a deterrent because some people will now think twice before they drive through the intersection without looking and yielding.

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