Why? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2014, 3,179 people were killed and an estimated 431,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.
Tuesday’s Asbury Park Press has some news about Red Bank’s new pay-for-parking system:
that users can now get text alerts when their allotted time is about to run out
and that borough officials plan to replace all the old coin-operated meters with the new technology by summer.
Well, at least one of those two is news. Though the article quotes Mayor Pasquale Menna as saying the text alerts went live a couple of weeks ago, the text option has been operational since the stations were installed last June. redbankgreen has been using the option since last August, as the dates on the screen grab at right show.