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Re: Pedestrian fatality numbers are bad for Hudson seniors
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Do we need a sign for our seniors ?

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Posted on: 2008/12/13 19:49
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The right on red law after a full stop has been so totally abused. Many drivers don't even slow down anymore, let alone come to a full stop.


The big sign on Grove Street at Columbus telling northbound traffic NO TURN ON RED during weekday rush hours must be the most blatantly ignored sign in all of JC. No one, not even the NJ Transit buses, follows that particular rule of the road. The occasional oddball who decides to obey is typically met with angry honking frm behind. I've noticed cop cars parked at that intersection totally oblivious - or indifferent - to this as well. If JC wanted to quickly raise some revenue, they could start handing out tickets at that intersection (and double the fine for a bus)! Surely that's gotta be more lucrative than trolling for people who've parked beyond the alloted 2 hours?

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If you want something positive, perhaps the "Crime And Safety" tag isn't the best place to start.

Just sayin'.

Posted on: 2008/12/13 3:31
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Hey GrovePath...I have an idea!
Start posting something positive...it is the Holiday season you know?

Maybe something about charities and those who are helping, etc. Not everyone is bad or bad at driving or disregarding others.

Posted on: 2008/12/12 18:46
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The right on red law after a full stop has been so totally abused. Many drivers don't even slow down anymore, let alone come to a full stop.

Two weeks ago, I saw someone make a right turn from the left lane at a red light on State highway at Baldwin Avenue. That was a new one for me, even in Jersey City.

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Wow, this is no surpise. I have never seen so much blatant disregard for traffic signals then I do in Jersey City. I have said this before, it is the wild wild west. And it is EVERYONE. Residents, workers, livery cabs.

Following traffic rules really needs to start at a resident level. Take some pride in your city.

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Pedestrian fatality numbers are bad for Hudson seniors

Friday, December 12, 2008

TRENTON - Trying to cross the street is deadly for senior citizens in New Jersey.

A Tri-State Transportation Campaign study finds the state had a higher fatality rate for senior pedestrians than the rest of the country between 2005 and 2007.

Seniors represent 12.2 percent of the population, but accounted for 22 percent of the fatalities. In Hudson County, there were 11 senior citizen pedestrian deaths between 2005 and 2007 - or 5.58 per every 100,000 residents.

Seniors comprise 31.4 percent of Hudson County's 35 pedestrians killed in the three-year span, though they make up only 10.4 percent of the population, the study showed. Those 75 years and older account for only 5 percent of the total population, but 17.1 percent of pedestrian fatalities.

At 5.58, the pedestrian fatality rate for seniors was 5.0 times that of residents younger than 65. For those aged 75 years plus, the fatality rate (6.34) was 5.7 times that of their younger neighbors.

Using federal highway traffic safety data, the group says Atlantic County was the most dangerous in terms of the senior population compared to the number killed. Eight of the 38 pedestrians killed in the county during the three-year period were 65 or older.

The group recommends banning right turns at red lights at busy intersections and timing lights to give seniors more time to cross.

Posted on: 2008/12/12 15:11
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