It is understandable that governmental agencies have a duty to prioritize their spending. However, it is important to remember that public safety should always be a top priority.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 19, 2013
People residing near the intersection of Lamberts Lane and Seldin Avenue in Staten Island's Graniteville section say they hope more could be done to make the roadways in that area safer for motorists and pedestrians. According to a Feb. 3 news report in The Staten Island Advance, the intersection, which is located near two entrance ramps to the Staten Island Expressway, has been the site of numerous car accidents just in the last several months.
Residents who live in the neighborhood say vehicles traveling toward Richmond Avenue often miss the turn onto the expressway and then try turning into the following entrance ramp, which is designated for cars traveling in the opposite direction, according to the report. Also, signs alerting motorists to turn onto the expressway as well as a "no parking" sign at the location have been knocked over recently.
In addition, residents are concerned about speeding in the area and are asking the city to install speed bumps so that motorists will be forced to slow down, the article states. The location is the site of many nighttime accidents that proves to be particularly dangerous for pedestrians, because it is poorly lit. Department of Transportation authorities are studying the intersection to determine whether a signal or other intersection controls are appropriate at that location, the newspaper reports.
A poorly designed or inadequately lit intersection can pose a serious hazard to motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and other commuters, said New York personal injury lawyer, Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "The city or agency that is responsible for maintaining the roadway or intersection should take every step to ensure the safety of commuters in the area. Intersection crashes have the potential to result in catastrophic injuries or even fatalities."
Wilhelm said in today's environment where local, state and federal agencies are tight-fisted, a number of street improvement projects go by the wayside. "It is understandable that governmental agencies have a duty to prioritize their spending. However, it is important to remember that public safety should always be a top priority."
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