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Study: Two Massapequa Roads Among Area's Most Dangerous

Sunrise Highway cited as Nassau County's second most dangerous

new study from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign has named two major roads that run through Massapequa among the area's most dangerous.

Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road were both on the survey's "Most  Dangerous Roads," based on a survey of pedestrian deaths between 2008 and 2010.

Sunrise Highway in Nassau was tied with seven other roads as the sixth most dangerous in the area, while Merrick Road was in a group that finished 26th.

They were the second and third most dangerous roads in Nassau County behind a stretch of Hempstead Turnpike.

None of the fatalities that put Merrick Road on the Nassau County list, occurred in the Massapequa, while there was a pedestrian killed in March 2010 on Sunrise near Broadway and another one killed in Seaford near the Massapequa border.

the baby March 15, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Honestly, I think it has less to do with the roads and more to do with the drivers. Just the other day while on the road, I saw at least 3 people "driving" with one hand while holding their cell phones with the other. Infuriated, I drove alongside on of these jerks and honked and honked and honked. Not even a glance, nothing. How reassuring to know that the drivers out there are oblivious to their surroundings. I lived for 30 years in Manhattan, relatively unscathed, thank God. Since I moved back here 6 months ago, I have narrowly escaped certain death behind the wheel at least 10 times, due to dangerous, inconsiderate, reckless drivers. And to think, I can't even smoke outside because I may kill someone with my whiff of diluted second hand smoke. Pleeeeez!
Massa March 15, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I never see Nassau pd pull anyone over for a cellphone.people are going to keep doing it , because no one ever does anything to stop it from happening. Go past any of the schools in the morning and see how many people are driving while on the phone. Merrick rd is very busy and I just pasted Burns park and all the high school lacrosse players were walking and running across the street, maybe a pedestrian over pass their would be a great idea to build for the children's safety.
Daniel Ippoliti March 15, 2012 at 11:46 PM
I think the cell phone issue is ridiculous. Just one more unneccesary law. Why can people eat drink smoke and do their make-up while driving, but talking on the phone is a problem. I've seen people reading while driving, but talking on the phone is illegal. The problem with our roads is plain and simple, poor drivers.
Brian Cosinhiemer July 18, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Susie you flying off the handle and doing that is a clear example of what's wrong with society. You are obviously not a police officer, so worry about your own job. And if you don't have one maybe try taking some anger management classes to work on your road rage. Cross at the cross walks, use common sense, and you'll make it across just fine

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