Dangerous Roads on Long Island
Long Island is a very populated part of New York which means we have a lot of drivers and many major highways. Some of the most high-risk roads on Long Island include Jerico Turnpike, Sunrise Highway, Middle Country Road, and Hempstead Turnpike. These roads are very unsafe for pedestrians. Almost 50 percent of pedestrian accidents on these roads resulted in death. These roads are designed for large amounts of traffic.
Some ways to stay safe as a pedestrian on roads like these are to always walk on the sidewalk. When walking in a parking lot stay away from cars that are backing up. When crossing the road use the crosswalks and be sure to follow the instructions given. Do not get distracted and stay alert when crossing the street or walking in parking lots.
As a driver, avoid using your phone, as it can be a major distraction from the road. Pay attention to the speed limit and do not go over. Do not tailgate other cars, it is very important to leave space for breaking in between each car. Be extra cautious when passing a bicycle. Be on alert for pedestrians when near a crosswalk or bus stop.
On average there are over 300 deaths each year due to motor vehicles and pedestrian related accidents. In any case like this you must be able to prove the driver was responsible for causing the injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Rudolph Migliore P.C. for a free case evaluation. Call 631-543-3663 or visit Migliorelaw.com. We are located at 353 Veterans Memorial Highway Commack, NY 11725.