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Glen Rock Man Promotes Pedestrian Safety With LED Wristbands

Jay Shapiro Photo Credit: Jay Shapiro
Jay Shapiro has purchased LED flashing armbands to help keep pedestrians safe. Photo Credit: Jay Shapiro
Jay Shapiro has purchased LED flashing armbands to help keep pedestrians safe. Photo Credit: Jay Shapiro

GLEN ROCK, N.J. — A Glen Rock man wants to keep local pedestrians safe when they are walking at night by providing them with LED flashing armbands to wear.

Jay Shapiro placed a bulk order for the armbands after hearing about a 62-year old resident who was struck by a car while crossing Rock Road Wednesday evening.

"This is luckily not a common occurrence, but Glen Rock is a pretty dark place at night," Shapiro told Daily Voice.

"Maybe someday we'll be able to install more street lights, but that costs a lot of taxpayer money and causes substantial light pollution."

The LED armbands are an "easier and cheaper" solution, he said.

The armbands cost $3 and can be delivered directly to anyone's home, Shapiro said.

Shapiro recently launched Glen Rock 2.0, a website aimed at promoting discussion amongst residents on how to improve the borough.

Resident safety is among the most common themes that people have raised on the site, Shaprio said.

"I saw this as something that needed to be solved," he said, "even if only through a simple solution."

Anybody who is interested in getting a wristband is encouraged to message Shapiro on Facebook .

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