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Issue ID:

37478

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New Haven

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Policing Issue

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Neighborhood:

Downtown

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homeless, sidewalk

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This city needs to crack down harder on those using cell phones while driving. People's driving skills in this area are poor enough without an added distraction.

I'm bringing this exhausted topic up since I saw a woman hit (lightly bump into) a young boy on Main Street Anx (East Haven/New Haven line) sidewalk yesterday. She was so engrossed in conversation that she didn't bother to stop, merely paused for a second before continuing down the road. The child appeared to be shaken up but okay, so I followed her for the next few blocks. She again went too close to the sidewalk and nearly missed hitting an elderly woman on a motorized wheelchair near Tolli's.

The fact that she wasn't phased by this incident shows that stricter laws need to be enforced, since people are too uncaring, stupid, or arrogant to be responsible for themselves.
Far too many people are endangering others daily by disregarding this law. I can't care how skilled of a driver you feel you are, pull over to use your phone.

(And yes, I have this individual's license plate number, should the child's parents see this post.)


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