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Village Hall LED sign would distract drivers

To the Editor:

Many years ago, a previous council voted to place a sign in front of Village Hall to announce leaf pickups, recycling dates, meetings, etc. There was serious opposition, and some classic and funny letters to the editor of newspapers. The council relocated the sign to the Recycling Center where residents can take a minute to read it. The objections to a sign then are the same as this misguided proposal to place an LED sign in front of Village Hall.

Because people can park in front of Village Hall or the library, there are always cars leaving and arriving in parking spaces, as well as exiting and entering the Village Hall/library lot. With the King’s shopping center and general traffic along Maple, it takes concentration to drive there, especially at night. Now, to add a flashing sign will only add to the distraction.

We have signs all over town announcing leaf pickup schedule and street closings; these are temporary signs but distracting nevertheless. Drivers are distracted enough, between cell phones, people rushing across the streets, poor visibility during storms, etc. We have people being hit by cars, cars hitting poles, cars hitting each other. We don’t need more permanent distractions. Perhaps the council will reconsider this idea before someone is seriously injured.

Ellie Gruber

Ridgewood

https://www.northjersey.com/opinion/opinion-letters-to-the-editor/letter-led-sign-would-distract-drivers-1.1169544

22 thoughts on “Village Hall LED sign would distract drivers

  1. As a driver I encounter all types of signs while driving. I learn to tune some out.

  2. I agree with the writer 100%

  3. What would Ellie do if she was confronted with a real problem ?

  4. Mayor stop attacking Ellie. Where is your civility.

  5. Welcome to ‘south waldwick’.

  6. Can we get stock exchange crawler put on the sign ?

  7. GREEK TO ME FINE DINNING LOCATED ON E RIDGEWOOD AVE. PLENTY OF PARKING AT THE NEW GARAGE LOCATED A SHORT WALK FROM THE RESTAURANT.

  8. I imagine that the “South Waldwick” reference is supposed to be an insult. It says more about the inflated ego of the writer than it does about the issue. Ridgewood is just another Jersey town. Gey over yourself.

  9. Who is the world is going to drive around and look for a sign if there is an emergency? This is a stupid waste of money.

  10. I suppose we should petition to have all billboards taken down as well. Let’s be honest, if you cant drive and look at a sign real quick, then perhaps you shouldn’t be driving.


  11. Anonymous:

    I imagine that the “South Waldwick” reference is supposed to be an insult. It says more about the inflated ego of the writer than it does about the issue. Ridgewood is just another Jersey town. Gey over yourself.

    You can move there if you like:
    Cars, trucks, and boats on lawns.
    I was going to mention ‘pink flamingoes’ but there is actually a house on the west side with those!
    You can take the hillbilly out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of the hillbilly!
    How about an above-ground pool in your front yard #8?
    Moonachie & Lodi have trailer parks where you will fit in quite well.
    I pay the freight to live in a town with ordinances against that crap.

  12. I should be driving and let me tell you the truth. They just took down that orange moving lettered sign at Maple and Linwood. At dusk during rush hour it was a dangerous distraction. Your eye automatically takes it in because it’s big and orange and moving and that intersecion at Linwood and Maple is a real bitch during several hours at night, especially when it is raining.

    Number 9 is correct. We get our weather information from the radio, TV and Internet , not from a sign. The present council wants to imprint their existence with permanent markers. They don’t care if the town becomes ugly and cluttered. They are permanently stupid… idiots. And I think one or more has political ambition beyond the council. Don’t count on my vote, Mr. Ambition.


  13. Anonymous:

    I suppose we should petition to have all billboards taken down as well. Let’s be honest, if you cant drive and look at a sign real quick, then perhaps you shouldn’t be driving.

    Does that include your cell phone?

  14. I think it’s a help , we just need to give it a chance.

  15. Billboards are on highways and they are not at eye level, number 15.

    Don’t you know the law , number 15. You are not supposed to be talking or texting while driving.

    It’s against the law!!!.

  16. Agree with letter wholeheartedly. These signs are unnecessary, a waste of money, but most of all, very dangerous.

  17. so Ms. Gruber’s point is that people are too stupid to drive and read a sign? Classic.

  18. Rumor has it that Jonathan Gruber, the man who was one of the Architects of Obama care and called the American voter stupid, is Mrs Grubers son!

    From Wikipedia

    Johnathan Gruber was born on September 30, 1965, son of Martin Jay Gruber and Ellie Gruber. His father, Martin, is Professor Emeritus of Finance at the New York University Stern School of Business, having been a professor there for 45 years. Jonathan Gruber was raised in the New York suburb of Ridgewood, New Jersey.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Gruber_(economist)

  19. #18 – good work !

    But Hans Gruber from Die Hard was a fictional character and as such did not spring from Ellie’s loins.

    https://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001757/

  20. Hans Gruber is a fictional charactror in a movie

    Johnathan Gruber is a real person and will likely be the main reason Obamacare gets dismantled.

  21. Howie Carr, the best columnist @ the Boston Herald calls him ‘goober’.

  22. Number 21 He should be called Goofer.

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