Long Island Road Way Fatalities Declining

Fatalities on Long Island road ways are in decline. Using a combination of law enforcement, education, and infrastructure changes the number of deaths due to traffic related incidents has dropped two years in a row. In 2017 there were just 71 traffic fatalities in Nassau County down from 79 in 2016, a 10% reduction. In Suffolk County there were 100 Fatalities in 2017 down from 139 in 2016 a 28% reduction. Despite these improving numbers texting while driving is still considered a large problem on Long Island, and a priority for law enforcement.

Outreach programs and education in conjunction with priority ticketing for texting are hoped to alter the public’s attitude in regards to this issue. The counties are also helping reduce deaths by improving infrastructure in Long Island. There are simple fixes like repainting road markings, as well as more ambitious projects like adding new turning lanes to busy intersections and the addition of more red light cameras.

What do you think about these changes? Will these projects continue to reduce the number of deaths on Long Island roads?

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