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Friday, June 30, 2017

Time To Ticket Jaywalkers In OC

One of the takeaways from this week’s press conference on the OC Walk Smart initiative was Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan’s call for police to crack down on enforcement.

Although the costumed crab character used as a symbol of the safety initiative is silly, there’s nothing lighthearted about the fact many people take their lives into their own hands when they ignore pedestrian and bicycle laws in Ocean City. It’s a miracle more people are not seriously injured or killed on Ocean City’s roadways considering the massive volume of vehicles, bikes and pedestrians.

At this week’s largely feel good conference, Meehan’s message to police to crack down with tickets on jaywalking violators and other law breakers stood out. The idea being people need to be held accountable for their actions, which in many cases put themselves and other innocent bystanders in harm’s way. Unfortunately, as history indicates, these indiscretions can often have tragic consequences.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe this articles OC's Walk Smart Initiative describes with certainty FAKE NEWS!

STOP already Mayor Fail, you can constitute, initiate whatever you want. Never EVER will you be able to protect EVERYONE anytime in OC.

Geez!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute! The mayor was very specific - no tickets and no crackdown on the homeless and/or tourists from the inner-cities!

Anonymous said...

Many people don't jay walk intentionally. They simply don't where the crosswalk is. Is it too much to ask to have them labeled? You know, print CROSSWALK on then.

Bus drivers watch this all day long.

I work down there said...

On Baltimore and Dorchester streets where the bus stop is located, and the pizza place... a number of older teens stand in the road way blocking traffic and often they lay in the street daring a
cars to hit them.....normally between 1 am to 4 am