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There is no doubt that some roads are more dangerous than others and consequently see more traffic accidents. When you know which roads are the most perilous, you can make a point of taking greater safety precautions.
News 12 Long Island released an article in March 2015 that named Route 25 as the most dangerous road in the tri-state area, and especially for pedestrians. This is the second year in a row that Route 25 earned this ranking.
Route 25 is not just an isolated section of Long Island. It spans nearly the whole island from Jericho through centrally located cities like Smithtown, all the way to Cross Sound Ferry. In fact, earlier this year in March, a driver was killed in a crash by a woman who was driving on Route 25A in Smithtown. The Smithtown Patch reported that the woman was driving while intoxicated. Authorities charged her with DWI.
You might think that the Broadway in Manhattan, Queens Boulevard or even Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn would top the list as New York’s most dangerous thoroughfares. However, Vision Long Island reports that out of New York state’s 10 most dangerous roadways, seven of them are on Long Island. They include:
• Middle County Road
• Sunrise Highway
• Route 1
• Wicks Road in Nassau Jericho Turnpike
• Hempstead Turnpike
• Sunrise Highway
• Merrick Road
These are not the only roads where serious accidents occur on Long Island. At the end of April, a serious car accident occurred on the Long Island Expressway at Exit 60 in Lake Ronkonkoma. An NBC New York reporter described the accident. A highway patrol officer was directing traffic at the freeway exit construction area when a tractor trailer rear ended his vehicle. The injured officer was airlifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
The best way to avoid accidents is to drive safely and put your attention fully on the road. Distracted driving is the most prevalent cause of accidents today, which includes talking on cell phones, texting and doing other activities while driving.