According to Newsday, Nassau County has a backlog of complaints abut unsafe intersections and roadways throughout the County. These locations, as identified by Nassau County Department of Public are “unsafe for various reasons ranging from aging roadways with increasing amounts of traffic and accidents caused by misuse of cellphones while driving.” Many of the locations will require traffic studies taking upwards of a year to complete before improvements can be made.
In the meantime, to help remediate the problem, the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board, through the services of the NY Coalition for Transportation Safety, will offer traffic safety education programs upon request for schools, senior centers and community organizations. Programs cover pedestrian safety and bicycle safety as well as relevant sections of the NY State Vehicle & Traffic Law that applies to pedestrians and bicyclists. Program participants can also learn how to assess their environment for the safest places to walk or bike. Programs are approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
To schedule a program for your school or organization, please call Cynthia Brown, 516-571-6808 or email her at email@example.com.
Programs are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through a grant from the NY State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.