Traffic Light on Hempstead Ave, RVC Near Covert Elementary School

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Covert Elementary School is located on Willow Street in South Hempstead, NY.  There are two busy roads on either side of the school – Long Beach Road and Hempstead Avenue.  There is a traffic light on the Long Beach Road side of the school, but no traffic light on the Hempstead Avenue side of the school.  As a result, children riding their bikes and walking to school (in the area from Reeve Road – Columbia Rd) are put in danger.  With the road curving in that area, it presents a danger to both the driver and the pedestrian.  Although there is a crossing guard present during school hours, if a child is in a morning or afternoon school program, they are on their own to cross the dangerous road.  Additionally, even with a crossing guard present, there are no signs on Hempstead Avenue alerting drivers that they are approaching a school zone and the approaching cars are often exceeding the speed limit and not respecting the crosswalk.  We are requesting a traffic light/3-Way Stop sign to be placed on Hempstead Avenue between Allen Road and Atkinson Road parallel to Willow Street leading to Covert Elementary School.  We the undersigned are petitioning to take immediate action to keep our children safe.