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Tell Us: Traffic Violators

Which are the worst offenders?

Port Washington police is participating in a selective traffic enforcement program, looking out for those in violation of traffic laws, including those who:

  • Speed
  • Pass Red Lights
  • Disobey Traffic Control Devices – Stop Signs, U-Turns, No Turn on Red etc.
  • Fail to yield right of way
  • Practice unsafe passing or lane usage
  • Fail to signal
  • Follow too closely
  • Drive while impaired

Which offenses do you see most around town? Tell us in the comments.

Ben July 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM
@ jba - affluence breeds a sense of entitlement - and stupidiity. And so the residents of this town expect to be permitted to drive in a dangerous and disrespectful manner ignoring laws. I ponder the same question "why the increased enforcement?" It is sad that the situation has become that bad for the need to "crack-down". In addition to the crackdown the PW Poilce Department need a safe-driving campaign similar to the "schools open drive carefully" from a few years back. An organized speakers bureau program to adress local civic associations, etc. on safety, etc. can only help this problem.
Manorhavenresident July 07, 2012 at 01:25 PM
What happened to the spot checks at specific locations the police used to do? They would stand on a corner and look for seatbelts, cell phone usage, etc. Seems to me to be a great way to catch law breakers and deter future violations.
Roland A. Ericsson July 08, 2012 at 09:02 PM
This raises yet anotherer question; are these people also parents charged with teaching the next generation (read their children) how to drive? Or is there a whole other set of parents who know how to drive and how to teach responsibility and respect behind the steering wheel. Looking at the pace with which young people die on the roads here on Long Island, I think not!
NYB July 17, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Start ticketing pedestrians at Shore/Main. The red hand means don't walk.
Kevin July 17, 2012 at 03:22 PM
@ NYB - jay-walking is worse than reckless drivers here

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