Hoboken GPS spottings August 2013

Hoboken GPS – Making people dumber?

Common Sense with Hoboken GPS units - Hoboken GPS spottings August 2013Continuing the monthly “PSA Photo Gallery,” Hoboken GPS Spottings (a reminder that it is completely moronic to EVER leave your GPS units behind in your vehicles.) No matter what time of day or night, it’s just not a good idea. Like leaving money on the dash!

I have to say – that since we started this category, the number of “GPS spottings” has gone down noticeably. This is good. I still see them, but further and further in between.

One might say that the reduction of GPS left on dashboard in plain sight could be attributed to more than just “public shaming on Hoboken411,” but rather:

  • People waking up?
  • More new cars coming with built-in GPS?
  • No need to know where you’re going…

About Hoboken GPS spottings

The Hoboken GPS Spotting feature exists, not for the purpose of publicly “shaming” anyone, but rather to raise awareness that it’s not in your best interest to leave items of value in plain sight. If people chose common sense over convenience or carelessness, perhaps we can provide fewer opportunities for petty criminals to get away with an easy grab.

If this feature just saves one person from being victimized, then it’s worth it to me.

What do you prefer? The hassle of filing a police report and fixing your car? Or taking a few seconds of extra time to prevent it?

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Friday, August 30, 2013 8:42 pm

My neighbors had their GPS unit stolen and window smashed recently. Now they believe not to think Hoboken is immune. Some Mercedes had all four tires stolen overnight too. Can’t leave nice things out anymore.

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