Road Crime

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Anondson
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Re: Road Crime

Postby Anondson » July 26th, 2014, 2:24 pm

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

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Re: Road Crime

Postby VAStationDude » July 26th, 2014, 3:18 pm

I saw a young woman driving and texting with her infant in the back on 19th and Riverside yesterday.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mplser » July 26th, 2014, 8:01 pm

I almost got carjacked on 17th st the other week

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Re: Road Crime

Postby Chava » July 27th, 2014, 1:26 pm

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.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby ECtransplant » July 27th, 2014, 1:40 pm

Wow. I thought all states had banned cell phone use while driving years ago. I can't believe it's still allowed.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby EOst » July 27th, 2014, 1:42 pm

mplser wrote:I almost got carjacked on 17th st the other week
Where?

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Re: Road Crime

Postby Chava » July 27th, 2014, 2:06 pm

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.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby go4guy » July 27th, 2014, 4:09 pm

I thought all cell phone use was limited to hands free devices. I thought everything else was illegal.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby ECtransplant » July 27th, 2014, 4:10 pm

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.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby Chava » July 27th, 2014, 4:31 pm

We have to do something about this. Seriously.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby VAStationDude » July 27th, 2014, 4:49 pm

Montreal, where device use and turning right on red are banned, is a seriously pleasant place to walk.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby maxbaby » July 30th, 2014, 2:04 pm

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

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mplser » July 30th, 2014, 8:49 pm

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

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Re: Road Crime

Postby Tyler » July 31st, 2014, 9:33 am

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.
Towns!

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Re: Road Crime

Postby ECtransplant » July 31st, 2014, 10:13 am

Pretty sure there's a road there

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mplser » July 31st, 2014, 10:24 am

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.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby David Greene » August 1st, 2014, 9:13 pm

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.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby PhilmerPhil » August 15th, 2014, 6:15 am

A Lyndale Ave makeover can't wait for the next routine reconstruction project.
http://strib.mn/1nVKgGE

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Re: Road Crime

Postby ECtransplant » August 15th, 2014, 6:37 am

Obligatory "that's not uptown" post

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Re: Road Crime

Postby twincitizen » August 15th, 2014, 7:33 am

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...


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