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Aronsohn Apologist Has Nerve to Complain About Traffic Congestion in the Ridgewood’s Central Business District

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Ridgewood NJ, on one of the many Ridgewood Facebook pages a poster said loved to walk in Ridgewood but cars need to heed New Jersey state traffic law .

MOTORISTS in New Jersey MUST stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalk. Failure to observe the law may subject you to one or more of the following:
2 POINTS
$200 FINE (plus court costs)
15 DAYS COMMUNITY SERVICE
INSURANCE SURCHARGES
NEW JERSEY STATUTE 39:4-36 states:
-The driver of a vehicle must stop and stay stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk.

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Reader says mid block crosswalks are dangerous

New crosswalk warning devices installed on Linwood Avenue

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Based on this important Study ..mid block crosswalks like the one in front of the driveway at Kings and the Library should be removed until a mid block permanent pedestrian triggered red light signal
is installed.

Dark hours and dusk are where danger increases as well as fog and rainy conditions .Children and elders are also particularly at risk at this mid block cross walk.

Police largely ignore this dangerous condition outside their own building partly because they are in seated in patrol cars rather than on foot .A crossing guard in the meantime is needed there for dark winter period.

repeating Lens study Link :

https://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/on-foot-at-risk-study-highlights-rising-pedestrian-deaths-points-toward-solutions

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Ridgewood Downtown beautification vs. crosswalk/pedestrian safety

August 9,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Readers:  What’s your opinion?  Do the planters downtown on East Ridgewood Avenue adversely impact crosswalk/pedestrian safety?  Let us know what you think.  Thank you.

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Its Time for Ridgewood and Surrounding Towns to Take Pedestrian Safety More Seriously

Ridgewood Emergency Services : "pedestrian struck"

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CDC: Walk This Way! Taking Steps for Pedestrian Safety

December 18,2016
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Ridgewood Nj, According to the CDC and as many readers have noted over the years on the Ridgewood blog it is important to take steps to be safe when walking on roadways. This includes exercising caution at intersections and crosswalks and increasing your visibility at night by wearing retro-reflective clothing and carrying flashlights.

Walking is good for your health, and it’s good for the environment too. But before you head out on foot for a stroll, power walk, or errand, there are important safety tips to remember.

What’s the problem?

Pedestrians—people who travel by foot, wheelchair, stroller, or similar means—are among the most vulnerable users of the road.

In the next 24 hours, on average, 430 people will be treated in an emergency department for traffic-related pedestrian injuries.1 In the next 2 hours, on average, one pedestrian will die from injuries in a traffic crash.2

A total of 4, 735 pedestrians were killed in traffic deaths in 2013,2 and more than 156,000 were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries. With numbers like these, it’s critical to understand the risks and learn how to stay safe.

Who’s at risk?

Pedestrians of all ages are at risk of injury or death from traffic crashes, but some people are at higher risk.

Male pedestrians are more likely to die or be injured in a motor vehicle crash than females.2
Teen and young adult (ages 15-29 years) pedestrians are more likely to be treated in emergency departments for crash-related injuries compared to any other age group.1
The rate of pedestrian death generally increases with age.2
In 2013, 34% of all pedestrians killed in traffic crashes had a blood alcohol concentration of greater than or equal to 0.08 grams per deciliter.2

As pedestrians, children are at even greater risk of injury or death from traffic crashes due to their small size, inability to judge distances and speeds, and lack of experience with traffic rules.

One in five traffic deaths among children ages 14 and under are pedestrian deaths.2

Take Steps for Safety

Whenever you’re walking, keep these tips in mind:

Whenever possible, cross the street at a designated crosswalk or intersection.
Increase your visibility at night by carrying a flashlight and wearing retro-reflective clothing.
It’s safest to walk on a sidewalk, but if one is not available, walk on the shoulder and face traffic.
Avoid distractions such as electronic devices that take your attention off the road.

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Ridgewood PD Joins “Otto the Auto” at Somerville School

Ridgewood Police  Patrolman Dibenedetto

October 6,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Patrolman Dibenedetto assisted Otto the Auto at Somerville school today as they spoke with the students about pedestrian safety.

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FIRST WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY of the SEASON : DRIVE CAREFULLY , SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM EST TUESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8
PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS…SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD AND NEW HAVEN COUNTIES IN
CONNECTICUT…SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY IN NEW YORK…BERGEN
AND EASTERN PASSAIC COUNTIES IN NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARD TYPES…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS…A TRACE OF SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING…A WINTRY MIX DEVELOPS ACROSS THE TRI-STATE FROM WEST TO
EAST THIS EVENING. THIS WINTRY MIX CHANGES TO PLAIN RAIN
SOMETIME BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS…SLIPPERY ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS. WITH THE MAIN
THREAT BEING TO ELEVATED SURFACES AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE
ADVISORY AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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Ridgewood safety committee proposes pedestrian corridors

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DECEMBER 25, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2015, 12:31 AM

Charles DiMarco, chairman of Ridgewood Citizens’ Safety Advisory Committee, outlined at last week’s Planning Board meeting proposed changes to future village parking lots to improve pedestrian safety. The presentation was a continuation of the Planning Board’s reexamination of the village’s master plan.

DiMarco said that parking lots can be dangerous to pedestrians walking through them, and that he hopes the village can reduce the risk of pedestrian-vehicle accidents by inserting special places for walkers to move through the lots safely.

“The committee plans to include pedestrian corridors to connect parking lot aisles to facilities,” he said. “The pedestrian corridors would furnish a walkway from the main areas of the parking lot to the main entrance or focal point of the development and thereby reduce the interaction between pedestrians and vehicles in the parking lot.”

He said that these proposed corridors “would also make it easier to walk down the aisle between parked cars” because of additional room and that they “would basically direct pedestrians to a defined location: a safer and clearer crosswalk.”

An example of a parking lot that fits DiMarco’s criteria is the one outside of the library and municipal building.

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/town-government/pedestrian-corridors-proposed-1.1480208

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Intelligent car seat detects driver’s stress level

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By By Matthew Stock | Reuters

By Matthew Stock

Keeping calm behind the wheel could get easier thanks to a new car seat that actively monitors a driver’s physical and mental status to offer an on the move therapy session.

The “Active Wellness” seat is the world’s first health-monitoring car seat, according to automotive suppliers Faurecia. It uses a biometric sensing system built into the seat lining that can detect if the driver has a drop in energy levels or is under stress and responds with a specific massage pattern, along with air flow through the seat’s ventilation system.

“The Active Wellness seat is Faurecia’s vision on the next level of personalized comfort,” said Olaf Biedermann, director of innovation at Faurecia. “What we basically do is to monitor respiration rate and heart rate in the seat, and we derive stress and energy level from that. Then, having this kind of wellness being information, we now can offer a closed-loop comfort system; so in case you are stressed you get a relaxation massage, in case you have low energy levels you get a very energizing massage.”

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/intelligent-car-seat-detects-drivers-stress-level-100406941.html

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Lamp Post on Dangerous Ridgewood Conner Still Missing Since December

CBD exxon station

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October 08,2015

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Ridgewood NJ, the above Picture is taken near the Exxon station which we know would have been an ideal spot for a parking garage.
Confirmed the station is closing next week.

So, this picture shows; Street light near La Bocca is on 24 hours a day. ( Also one down the block)
Small traffic cone across from the barber shop. That used to be a lamp post. Older gentleman hit it in December. When someone complained to the town it looked like it was falling down, lamp post was removed. 10 months and not replaced? Surprised no one has stolen the cone.
Traffic sign near the Woof-Furry, completely bent. Street sign pole to the right of that, leaning precariously.

So, how do we get these fixed??

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October is Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month in Ridgewood

October is Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month

October 3,2015

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , October is Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month . This campaign is designed to not only promote awareness of pedestrian safety measures (pedestrian signals, crosswalks, etc.) and associated safe behaviors, but also stimulate knowledge utilized by the two target audiences, as well as all other public and private sector audiences. The primary goal is to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities. This can be accomplished by focusing on raising awareness and changing behavior through education, enforcement and engineering. This campaign strives to:

  • Motivate drivers to look for and stop for pedestrians.
  • Motivate pedestrians to use crosswalks and designated crossing locations.
  • Educate pedestrians about, and encourage the proper use of, pedestrian signals.
  • Encourage pedestrians to make themselves more visible in the dark, by wearing reflective clothing or carrying a flashlight.