Reports of drivers texting while driving, an extremely dangerous behavior, will be automatically sent to this watch area. Please record times, dates, plate numbers, driver descriptions and/or make and model of vehicles if possible.
73 Elm St New Haven, CT 06510 - Downtown
This is a dangerous traffic situation for pedestrians.
Pedestrians on the south side of Elm heading towards Church come into conflict with drivers exiting the garage, which do not come to a complete stop or look to the right before driving away.
A high ranking member of the City of New Haven staff was observed texting while driving (exiting the garage) here at approximately 7:35PM last night - happy to provide more details if wanted. He was completely oblivious to a pedestrian who was trying to establish eye contact in order to safely cross the curb cut.
A raised sidewalk, narrowed exit (using bumped-out curbs) and system of speed bumps, as well as improved signage, would help here.
Beach St West Haven, CT - West Haven
This is a very hazardous area for walking, and there is no alternative across the street in front of Chick's, where there is no sidewalk and little room for a pedestrian. So pedestrians are forced to share this dangerous road with motorists who flaunt the absence of police patrol of this road (why is this??), and drive in reckless excess of the posted speed limit -- wait, there is NO posted speed limit on this road!. The city KNOWS this is a dangerous area because they put up cones for a charity walk on Sept 18, but then removed the cones at the end of the day. The problem is exacerbated by dangerous driving; east-bound motorists turn onto Beach St from Washington Ave, and then have the long straightaway to accelerate to speeds often exceeding 50mph, with complete impunity, reaching the bend at Morse Ave and often appearing to barely have control of their vehicle as they make the turn...right where pedestrians are now walking. All that's waiting to happen is for one of these motorists to be texting or talking on a cell phone, and for someone, tragically, to be killed or seriously hurt. This is malicious negligence on the part of the city of West Haven, and should something tragic happen, they should be taken to task and to court. There's no reason why they can't put up temporary structures, such as NJ dividers, to create a safe passage for ped's. Of course, there's also no reason why they can't install speed humps on Beach St (such as one finds more and more on streets in New Haven), or some other traffic calming device. And as days shorten, morning walkers are even more endangered, walking in the dark and sometimes in fog, by the long stream of speeding east-bound commuters (often using cell phones, doing their hair, etc.) who use Beach St as an alternative to other east-west roads that slow them down with traffic lights and stop signs.
Shame on you, West Haven!!
Morse Place And Townsend Ave New Haven, CT - East Shore
A white pickup truck driven by a Cove resident and general contractor was speeding in the wrong lane of Townsend on Monday, Jan 7 just after 6pm. The driver, the owner of the business, was spotted by pedestrians texting on his phone and speeding in the wrong lane the distance from Morse Place to Girard Ave. Any driver or pedestrian crossing his path would have been killed.
123 Miller St New Haven, CT - West River
I would like to know,why people are still using cell phones when they are driving and they are also texting,
I think that is very dangerous because people could either get hurt or killed very easily.i think that cell phones
Should only be used for emergency purposes only.thank you very much.
I hope that somebody will respond back to me soon.
Please do something about this issue.
Coram Road - Shelton
I wish people would stop. I walk to and from work everyday, and the amount of people I see talking/texting while they are driving Yes!!!! Heaven help the individual driver who hits a pedestrian while talking/texting while driving. I have seen individuals in state cars, UI employees, Yankee Gas, young men and ladies, even a policeman. I feel like going around and putting signs on motor vehicles to stop with the talking/texting madness.
Take the NO PHONE ZONE pledge that OPRAH has . Be a little conscious of the people around you. If you don't value your life, don't assume that someone else shares your opinion. JUST DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!
STARTING MONDAY APRIL 18, 2011 LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO BE POSTED, AND EVERY DAY AFTER~~ THE PD NEEDS TO BE DOWNTOWN EVERYDAY IN ORDER TO STOP THE TEXTERS. PARENTS, YOUR CHILDREN ARE DOING IT!!!!! BUSINESS EMPLOYEES, YOUNG AND OLDER DRIVERS.
WORD TO THE WISE:
WATCH OUT YOUR LICENSE PLATES JUST MAY BE LISTED~~INSURANCE COMPANIES CAN CANCELL YOU AFTER TOO MANY VIOLATIONS. SO IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR CAR(S) TO STAY REGISTERED
OTHERS ARE TEXTING AND TURNING RIGHT ON RED WHEN THE SIGN CLEARLY STATES "NO TURN ON RED"