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Letter to the Editor: Vanderbilt Parkway Intersection Needs Red Light Camera

Reader also pushes for a traffic light between Bonwit and Waldbaums shopping centers.

Letter to the Editor: Vanderbilt Parkway Intersection Needs Red Light Camera

Dear Ms. Piccoli,   

Being a Commack resident, I receive your Commack Patch on a daily basis and periodically comment on some of your articles.

This time, I'm contacting you to make a suggestion, hoping it will get to the source that can make it happen. Of all intersections that already have a Red Light Camera, there is still one that doesn't have one, that has accidents on a daily basis. Cars are speeding south on Commack Road (going well over 50 mph) trying to beat out the light on Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, by the Bonwit Restaurant. (This is the same location where Police Officer Glen Ciano was killed). In addition, cars traveling north on Commack Road, seem to be ignoring the No Turn On Red signs and make an illegal right turn onto Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, opposite the Bonwit Restaurant.  

Secondly, it's time to get a traffic light placed so that cars can safely cross over Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy, crossing from the Waldbaums Shopping Center exit to the Chase Bank exit in the Bonwit Shopping Center. Cars traveling east and west, passing these exits, are moving well in excess of 50 mph. I've brought this to the attention of the office of Congressman Steve Israel, but have not heard anything, thus far. Let's see if we can get some action on both of these issues.  


Herb Rosenblatt

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