Do you find the new crossing guard helping the River and Oak intersection?

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  1. He’s a nice guy but I don’t see it helping much. The reason being is because he puts 2 cones on the shoulder where he stands on the sidewalk on the south bound side and it doesn’t let anyone that’s continuing straight on route 9 to go around the cars that are waiting to make a left. The traffic is usually backed up until central as a result during the morning and afternoon rush. I understand why he does it so that hes safe and i know the shoulder is not supposed to be used to pass cars waiting to make a left but people always did it and as a result, traffic was moving. When the officer was there, he usually parked his car on the grass on the northbound side and it never interfered with the traffic. Perhaps something can be done about it.

    • he has the cones there so the cars on oak that are making a left don’t crash into the cars trying to pass the left turning from river

  2. i would remove the early morning one when the flow of traffic is going at 40 MPH and he stops it for a Bus or one car and we all have to slam on the brakes then traffic starts to build up on rt 9.

  3. He seems like a great guy but there really is no reason to stop traffic on Rt 9 at 11am to let one car make a turn from Oak. I was that one car turning from Oak yesterday and it really bothered me that he stopped all those cars to let me turn. He probably needs to be taught what hours he needs to be active and what hours to just watch and make sure it doesn’t get out of hand. In addition he should go for a traffic directing course.
    And to the LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP I say: Thank you for trying.

  4. You need at least 3 lanes for turning lights to work. How is that going to happen? The guard is a great solution because he can actually see if cars need to turn and move things along more efficiently given the lack of a turning lane. Passing on the right is illegal, endangers pedestrians and cars turning left from the opposite direction. You’ll get where you’re going when Hashem wants you to be there so relax and increase your chances of getting there safely and not winding up in court, the hospital or cemetery, God forbid.

  5. It’s great if you’re turning from Oak St to Rt 9. But for Rt 9 traffic, it’s actually worse, particularly southbound. As others mentioned, the cones that are set up prevent passing on the shoulder so the back up goes all the way back.

    Also, can someone explain why all the traffic has to be stopped for a single solitary school bus? I get it if they’re are a number of them or multiple cars, but stopping the flow of traffic for one, is a little excessive.

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