Tell Us: Speed Signs and Drivers

Do drivers slow down?

Port Washington  will soon be upgraded.

Which has us wondering: When you see a speed sign, do you check your speedometer? Are you surprised by the speed registered? Do you think these signs are effective in getting drivers to obey speed limits?

Tell us in the comments.

Joseph Mirzoeff August 10, 2012 at 01:53 PM
yes i do, and i very much appreciate avoiding the alternative of ticketing
Debbie O'Brien August 10, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Truth be told, I speed up just because I want to see how quickly the speed sign can change as I am passing. Then again, I used to race back in the day. :)
George Mulligan August 10, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I think the signs help to remind drivers to observe the speed limit.
Ruth Tarlow August 10, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I hope they put a speed sign up on Sands Point Road between the two elementary schools. Too many people speed on that strip.
Adina Genn (Editor) August 10, 2012 at 08:01 PM
I check to see if the speed sign and my speedometer agree.
Dawn Andrew August 10, 2012 at 08:59 PM
I am not a fast driver at all, but still check to see how fast I am going anyway when I see those signs. We need one on Plandome Road. As soon as you pass the new stop sign by Dolphin Green, the cars speed to Leeds Pond. If you do the speed limit, they tailgate. It is so annoying. We used to ask for a stop sign at the corner of Luquer and Plandome Road, but the TONH did not think it was necessary.
Port North Resident August 11, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Dawn the problem as I see it is that Port has way too many stop signs some are definitely needed others may have been needed when they were installed but are no longer needed. I have witnessed many drivers blow right through stop signs, I believe that before the town installs any more here in port they should do traffic surveys to examine if the existing signs need to be there, and that way we can eliminate the unneeded ones, there needs to be a balance between safety and traffic flow, we are quickly becoming a town where there is literally one on every block, and when there are that many drivers no longer take any stop signs even the ones truly needed seriously.
NYB August 11, 2012 at 09:43 PM
I want to see what happens if you hit triple digits....
Nassau Taxpayer August 11, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Agreed, presumed MPG efficiencies are being wasted in perpetual stop-start cycles, and there is a "Chicken Little"/glaze-over effect due to over-signing.
NYB August 15, 2012 at 07:45 AM
I think more signs are the answer...instead of just removing the excess ones, they should put a sign on every corner, but cover half of them with plastic bags and alternate the bags on a random schedule so that you never really know where you will have to stop what day...that way, everyone will stay on their toes.


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