Windshield abuse in Hoboken
Why does Hoboken tolerate Windshield abuse?
If everyone followed the old-school rule of Common Law – “do all you have agreed to do and, do not encroach on other persons or their property,” the world would be a much better place. And as you can see from the windshield abusers in the photo gallery below, common law was blatantly broken.
Many area businesses think that “windshield twittering” is a viable marketing method. Apparently they think it’s more effective that mailing junk (costly, mostly thrown out), or dropping on your stoop (invasive, also thrown out). So they put drivers in a position where they HAVE to remove it from their car prior to driving. What a low blow! Because most of the ones that were removed, ended up on the sidewalks, making the neighborhoods look trashy.
Even worse, using poor-quality “post cards,” these things often become GLUED to the glass, next to impossible to remove without a straight razor blade. Now not only did they encroach on YOUR property and mess up your wiper-blades when it rains, now you have a damn chore to do on top of it. Zero respect.
I believe there are laws on the books that apply to gutter advertising like this. And I can bet that after the hundreds of cars that were vandalized by them – people were NOT happy, and will likely have a bad memory about who violated their car.