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Question of the Day: S. Oyster Bay Road

Is South Oyster Bay Road too dangerous?

Two boys on skateboards collided with a car on South Oyster Bay Road on Sunday, and one of the boys later died.

Although police have not determined who was at fault, neighbors and bystanders agreed Sunday that the road is not safe for drivers and pedestrians.

Is South Oyster Bay Road getting too dangerous? What can be done to improve the safety of the road? Is it up to drivers to be more cautious or should more restrictions be put on the road (more lights, lower speed limits, etc.)?

Vote in our poll and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Ted Choate November 10, 2011 at 07:29 PM
I agree....there is nothing wrong with the roads in Syosset...just the drivers. The speed limits are ignored...stop signs are options, not necessities, and cras don't even slow down to make a legal or illegal right turn on a red light. My children live out of state and they dread driving in this area!!
DDB November 11, 2011 at 01:39 PM
Unless you count people disagreeing with your point as rude, no one was rude to you in their reply. Be that as it may, there is no point to sit around and listen to a police scanner all day. The main problem with all the accidents are the people, drivers and pedestrians, etc. There does come a need for more upgrades to roadways when there is an increased volume. But for the most part, these accidents are caused by human error, and the humans are paying quite a high price for it. When you spend your days listening to your scanner, see if you can add up how many of those accidents happen on the part of the road with signals or stop signs. I see more accidents on lighted intersections than anywhere else. what more do people need others to do to protect them from themselves?
John November 11, 2011 at 04:11 PM
What I fail to comprehend is that if the County is responsible for the sidewalks on South Oyster Bay Road, and they are in deplorable conditions, why is something not done? We have County Legislators that are supposed to represent their Community. If you believe that the sidewalks on South Oyster Bay Road are deplorable (a statement I agree with), call or write your County Legislator. This is who represents you. For Syosset, it's either Ms. Jacobs or Rose Walker depending where you live. Posting the issue on this site does not help. Writing to them might. I for one will take my own advice and follow it up in a letter to Ms. Jacobs.
l hilden November 11, 2011 at 06:03 PM
bravo john...what you said makes the most sense!!
allagashgirl November 11, 2011 at 08:31 PM
DDB- I should have been clearer. Yes, I do drive. I meant that in the adjoining neighborhood streets, (which I think people speed through as well) there are stop signs on some corners and there are some intersections that should have them and do not.


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