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Just Sayin’: Southern State is ‘blood alley'

A sign on the westbound side of the

A sign on the westbound side of the Southern State Parkway alerts drivers of a car fire on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Credit: Carl Corry

I’m writing about a very important matter that touches many Long Islanders. The Southern State Parkway is among the most dangerous highways in New York. Some call it “blood alley.”

Each year, several people are killed in car accidents on the Southern State. Improvements have been made, but more has to be done to save lives.

Our public officials on all levels of government should work as a team to get more funding in Albany and Washington, and to bring the matter to the attention of local politicians.

We must attack this problem on several fronts: educating the public; better lighting of entrance and exit signs; more lighting around curves; better signs to remind drivers about speed limits, signaling before lane changes and the danger of tailgating. I also suggest more state police cars at crucial times. I never see police cars during the morning or afternoon rush hours.

Michael Horowitz