Last week a letter to the editor of The Ridgewood News suggested that it was up to pedestrians to prevent cars from hitting them.
Here is what he wrote: “Whatever happened to the time-honored concept of looking both ways before crossing and then crossing only when it is safe to do so? This is the way to curb pedestrian accidents. Rather than ‘stop, look and wave,’ we should be teaching our children to ’stop, look and wait.’"
Today, I forwarded that letter to the DMV with a suggestion that his license be suspended or that he at least be required to take a remedial driving course because he does not understand traffic laws.
MOTORISTS in New Jersey MUST stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalk.
Waving isn’t required but it does help to let drivers know what you intend to do especially in dealing with distracted drivers who may not even know the law.