Windshield abuse in Hoboken

Why does Hoboken tolerate Windshield abuse?

Hoboken windshield damage and abuse violates common law - Windshield abuse in HobokenIf 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.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013 2:10 pm

Two weekends in row in my neighborhood. Both times it was churches. City Baptist Church in Hoboken and a JC church last weekend. People who do this are asshats.

Friday, August 16, 2013 8:26 am

Agreed. Maybe a list of the “advertisers” should be compiled on this thread and we should all show our displeasure by letting them know we won’t utilize their offerings, ever. If you need to scrape the offending advert off with a razor, consider going to their store and demanding that they do it. For some reason, it’s against the law to litter unless you do it this way.

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