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Save Our Youth from the Turnpike Death Trap

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 Save Our Youth from the Turnpike Death Trap

I sign this petition in support of the Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition's (GUAAC) call to lower the speed limit of Hempstead Turnpike to 30mph between Cameron Avenue in Hempstead and Cunningham Avenue in Uniondale.  

Know the Facts

·       Today, it is legal for cars to drive up to 50mph on NY-24 (aka Hempstead Turnpike), through high-pedestrian areas such as Hofstra University’s campus and the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum

·       Hempstead Turnpike is one of the top five most dangerous roads in New York State and the second most dangerous road on Long Island (Source: Tri-State Transportation Campaign)

·       On average, each year there are 48 accidents involving Hofstra students alone. Within recent years at least two students have been killed and several other students seriously injured (including a Uniondale High School student), making this stretch of the Turnpike literally a death trap that is killing off furture generations of leaders (Source: Newsday).

·       This legal high speed makes it extremely difficult for vehicles to brake for pedestrians.The odds of killing a pedestrian at 30mph is 40%. The odds of killing a pedestrian at 40mph jumps to nearly 100% (Source: US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

 

Take Action NOW!

For these reasons, we ask you to sign and to circulate this petition to support our State Senator Kemp Hannon in urging his colleagues to change and enforce a lower speed limit on this section of NY-24 before another life is lost.

If questions, email Ms. Maynard at jgmaynard486@msn.com or Ms. Heidi Sanft at hsanft@nextstopnewyork.com

Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition—Building a Better Community

 

 



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