New Report Details Most Dangerous Roads In The Tri-State

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new report has detailed the most dangerous roads in our area.

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The report was prepared by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a non-profit watchdog group.

Topping the list is the Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County, where there have been 15 deadly accidents involving pedestrians from 2008 to 2010 between Franklin Square and East Meadow.

Also on the list is Broadway in Manhattan where 13 people were killed over the three-year time period. Kings Highway in Brooklyn, Sunrise Highway in Suffolk County and Routes 1 and 9 in Union, New Jersey all tied for sixth place.

Queens Boulevard, known as the “boulevard of death,” comes in at number 14.

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According to the study, the deadliest roads all have a common thread — more than two lanes of traffic flowing in each direction and a speed limit of 40 miles per hour or higher.

The study praises progress made, but says it highlights the need for more action by local agencies.

It also criticizes the NYPD for failing to enforce traffic laws and slams New York and New Jersey for slashing state funding to safe streets programs.

For more information and to see the full report, click here.

What do you think can be done about the dangerous roads? Would you pay higher taxes to pay for more mass transit to reduce traffic? Sound off in our comments section below. 

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  • Art

    I wonder why you didn’t say anything about pedestrian responsibility? Or about police controlling pedestrians better?

    • John Darm

      Police should shoot pedestrians at will. It will sharpen their reflexes and keep them alert.

  • Smokey Roydz

    I cross the so-called Boulevard of Death, a.k.a., Queens Boulevard, four times a day, six days a week. No problem. Of course if one is a moron or retard that can’t read and/or discern the difference between red, yellow, and green, then one deserves to get hit with as many cars, SVUs, and trucks as possible. Of course, they can smell my ass afterwards for those healing rays.

  • Always Hungry

    Comments so far have been on the ‘stupidity’ of pedestrians. While I agree that walkers are certainly not innocent, there are FAR TOO MANY dullards behind the wheel. Tell me I’m wrong.

    • Smokey Roydz

      You are wrong, now smell my ass.

      • Alan

        Better yet, stick your head up yours, which, I suspect is where it alreasdy is and smell your own. Do us all a favor and leave it there!!

  • Crazy Story

    Why do you decide to cover a story on dangerous roads to pedestrians by filing it from behind the wheel of a car and driving while being distracted by filing a story? One of these days CBS2 one of you are gonna kill someone while filing a story behind the wheel. You are part of the problem. By your actions your story proves how dangerous it is when there are people like you so distracted on the roads.

  • Nick

    Why don’t the reporter list the most Common Denominator of all these “dangerous” roads: Stupid Pedestrians Who Don’t Follow Traffic Rules?

  • VY

    Along Queens Blvd. I have seen many times where people who appear to be senior citizens walk across the main lanes of Queens Blvd. with total disregard for the traffic lights, and the walk/don’t walk signals.
    You can’t fix stupid.

    • Blasterific

      That is always the case on QB, idiots darting across the lanes against the light. Or even better when the left turn arrow goes people just step in front of the turning vehicles. Morons. You don’t need to play ‘crazy taxi’ just drive through all the streets in NYC, enjoy!

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