Sen. Charles Fuschillo
The electronic signs display a driver’s speed as they go by. They’re posted below the signs alerting drivers that the speed limit in a school zone is 15 mph.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers has earmarked $500 million to lift 4,500 homes five to 10 feet to weather future storms.
The legislation approved by the Senate and Assembly applies to drivers with permits and probationary or junior licenses.
A 12-year-old Long Island girl has received the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for saving her father’s life after he started choking.
The New York state budget will give grants to gas stations for generators so that if another superstorm like Sandy hits, there will not be interminable lines at gas stations.
Some parents on Long Island are encouraging lawmakers to pass a new law that would prevent school bus drivers from getting behind the wheel drunk.
The move comes after two alleged drunken driving incidents over the last two weeks.
Vision Long Island and other community groups have appealed to the state for help. Police accident reports reveal 500 pedestrians hit by cars or trucks along Hempstead Turnpike from 2005-’11.
James O’Donnell, 47, was driving on Holbrook Road when he hit a Lincoln, injuring the 26-year-old driver and her passenger, police said.
“These increases will raise costs on families, hinder economic development, and raise the costs of doing businesses in a region which is expensive enough,” New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr. said.