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ALL REVENUE SHOULD GO TO SIDEWALKS, SAFETY INITIATIVES --7TH PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT TODAY HAPPENED ON CENTRAL AVE
There was another pedestrian accident in Greenburgh today – the 7th in recent months. Today, a 14 year old was struck by a motor vehicle md block between Campus Place and Central Ave/Underhill Road/Old Army Road intersection. The 14 year old sustained injuries, was transported to Westchester Medical Center and is reported to be in stable condition. The early investigation revealed that he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound in the left lane of traffic as he cross eastbound. This accident, like some of the other recent pedestrian accidents was not caused by lack of sidewalks.
Since the accident I have received a number of calls asking the town to expedite the construction of sidewalks in and around the town. Although we built or secured funding for about six miles of new sidewalks in recent years, there are many other streets in Greenburgh that need sidewalks. And we don’t have enough funds to build all of them at once. Although we are trying hard to prioritize the sidewalks that are most needed and to build some new sidewalks annually. We have also enhanced some crosswalks around town and the police are involved in education initiatives – encouraging pedestrians not to jaywalk and to use crosswalks, to wear reflectors and for motorists not to text while driving. Thousands of free reflectors have been distributed.
AN INITIATIVE THAT I THINK COULD HELP EXPEDITE SAFETY IMPLEMENTATION—NYS SHOULD ALLOW RED LIGHT CAMERA’S IN GREENBURGH- ALL REVENUE SHOULD GO TO SIDEWALKS, SAFETY INITIATIVES
New York State has authorized red light camera’s in cities but not in towns or villages. White Plains recently received $2.4 million in red light camera related tickets. 35,494 violations were issued. I believe that NYS should authorize the town of Greenburgh to also place red light camera’s and issue tickets to those who violate the law. I will ask the legislature to mandate that all the funds we receive be dedicated to sidewalks, crosswalk enhancement or pedestrian, motorist education. Unlike other communities that have received funds for red light camera’s, I am proposing that every penny we receive could only be used for safety purposes. At the minimum the cameras and signage on the roads would act as a deterrent which will make our roads safer. The goal is not to just trap drivers but to slow down the speeds driven.
If White Plains is able to have speed camera’s why shouldn’t Greenburgh? Central Ave, 9A, Saw Mill River Road have significant traffic. Why should the NY State Legislature treat safety differently in different communities? If we receive more funds for safety initiatives we could step up the construction of sidewalks in neighborhoods that have been asking for them instead of building only a few new sidewalks a year. We could make a big difference –sooner rather than later.
Red light cameras: How many violations White Plains issued ...
8 days ago · Red light cameras: White Plains rakes in $2.4 million from 35,494 violation notices The cameras, which operate 24 hours a day, capture images of drivers who run through red lights in the city.
Red-Light Cameras In White Plains Yield 35K Violations ...
Mar 23, 2018 · Red Light Traffic Safety Cameras (RLC) have been around a lot longer than you may think. RLC have been around for more than 20 years in New York. These tickets are treated similar to a parking ticket in that the ticket is written to the owner of the car and not the driver.