Electronic Speed Signs Being Installed Near Hempstead SchoolsThe 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.
Federal Aid To Cover Suffolk Home Elevations; Nassau Residents Not EligibleThe United States Army Corps of Engineers has earmarked $500 million to lift 4,500 homes five to 10 feet to weather future storms.
New York Increases Penalties For Teens Caught Texting While DrivingThe legislation approved by the Senate and Assembly applies to drivers with permits and probationary or junior licenses.
12-Year-Old Long Island Girl Honored For Saving Father's LifeA 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.
State Budget Provides Grants To Gas Stations In The Event Of A SuperstormThe 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.
Parents Back Push For Interlock Ignition Devices On School BusesSome parents on Long Island are encouraging lawmakers to pass a new law that would prevent school bus drivers from getting behind the wheel drunk.
NY Lawmakers Want Ignition Interlock Devices Installed In School BusesThe move comes after two alleged drunken driving incidents over the last two weeks.
State DOT Plans More Safety Changes For Hempstead TurnpikeVision 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.
Police: L.I. Man Charged With DWI After Seriously Injuring 2 In CrashJames O'Donnell, 47, was driving on Holbrook Road when he hit a Lincoln, injuring the 26-year-old driver and her passenger, police said.
NY Lawmaker Argues Against Proposed Port Authority Hike On Bridges And Tunnels"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.