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Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 26th, 2014, 2:24 pm
by Anondson
Distracted driving needs to be more than a misdemeanor. When injury or death happens as a result penalties need multipliers. Related, IMO elderly who suffer from memory problems need their license removed.

http://m.startribune.com/opinion/?id=268670902&c=y

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 26th, 2014, 3:18 pm
by VAStationDude
I saw a young woman driving and texting with her infant in the back on 19th and Riverside yesterday.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 26th, 2014, 8:01 pm
by mplser
I almost got carjacked on 17th st the other week

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 27th, 2014, 1:26 pm
by Chava
This may be off topic, but why is cell phone use while driving not banned in the more dense municipalities like MPLS? I understand that much of the rest of state doesn't support a cell phone ban while driving because the roads are largely wide open. However, I am constantly playing car dodger when I have a walk signal. People driving into the crosswalk, or turning across me while I have the signal. All while on the phone.

I was riding my bike across Washington ave the other night and had a green light. A driver almost t boned me while "stopping" in the cross walk. The car was about 5 feet in front of it. Had a I not screamed at them, they likely would have blown the red. They yelled back that they did nothing wrong because they stopped on the line. they were on cell phone, of course.

Sigh.

* I would consider being whacked by a car a road crime. In fact, I've been hit by a car while walking before. Ambulance ride and all.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 27th, 2014, 1:40 pm
by ECtransplant
Wow. I thought all states had banned cell phone use while driving years ago. I can't believe it's still allowed.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 27th, 2014, 1:42 pm
by EOst
mplser wrote:I almost got carjacked on 17th st the other week
Where?

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 27th, 2014, 2:06 pm
by Chava
ECtransplant wrote:Wow. I thought all states had banned cell phone use while driving years ago. I can't believe it's still allowed.
Maybe I'm mistaken? I know texting while driving is outlawed, but talking is not.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 27th, 2014, 4:09 pm
by go4guy
I thought all cell phone use was limited to hands free devices. I thought everything else was illegal.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 27th, 2014, 4:10 pm
by ECtransplant
Breakdown by state

http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws ... _laws.html

I cannot believe how many states still allow cell phone use. Absolutely asinine.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 27th, 2014, 4:31 pm
by Chava
We have to do something about this. Seriously.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 27th, 2014, 4:49 pm
by VAStationDude
Montreal, where device use and turning right on red are banned, is a seriously pleasant place to walk.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 30th, 2014, 2:04 pm
by maxbaby
Some piece of shit just shot and killed a police officer in the east metro. He is on the run.
http://www.startribune.com/local/south/269248771.html

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 30th, 2014, 8:49 pm
by mplser
EOst wrote:
mplser wrote:I almost got carjacked on 17th st the other week
Where?
17th st and 11th ave, just 2 blocks from my condo. A guy jumped out from between 2 parked cars waving a gun and I just revved the engine and he jumped out of the way

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 31st, 2014, 9:33 am
by Tyler
mplser wrote:
EOst wrote:
mplser wrote:I almost got carjacked on 17th st the other week
Where?
17th st and 11th ave, just 2 blocks from my condo. A guy jumped out from between 2 parked cars waving a gun and I just revved the engine and he jumped out of the way
Pretty sure there's a bus stop there.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 31st, 2014, 10:13 am
by ECtransplant
Pretty sure there's a road there

Re: Road Crime

Posted: July 31st, 2014, 10:24 am
by mplser
Tyler wrote:Pretty sure there's a bus stop there.
Yes there is. There is also a freeway, some apartment buildings, and an assisted living facility. There Are many things near there. It is a neighborhood.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: August 1st, 2014, 9:13 pm
by David Greene
mplser wrote:
Tyler wrote:Pretty sure there's a bus stop there.
Yes there is. There is also a freeway, some apartment buildings, and an assisted living facility. There Are many things near there. It is a neighborhood.
And thus extremely dangerous.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: August 15th, 2014, 6:15 am
by PhilmerPhil
A Lyndale Ave makeover can't wait for the next routine reconstruction project.
http://strib.mn/1nVKgGE

Re: Road Crime

Posted: August 15th, 2014, 6:37 am
by ECtransplant
Obligatory "that's not uptown" post

Re: Road Crime

Posted: August 15th, 2014, 7:33 am
by twincitizen
That stretch of Lyndale is incredibly poorly lit. For cars and peds. I'm (obviously) not blaming the victim here, just pointing out something I notice every time I drive that stretch of Lyndale. No stoplights at 25th and 27th means little in the way of road lighting, and there are no pedestrian scale lights whatsoever in this stretch. I understand that people live along Lyndale here without much setback from the roadway and probably appreciate the darkness, but there for sure has to be a minimum lighting standard for a county road that is not being met here...