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Neighbor to Neighbor: Help keep Laurelton safe from reckless cars

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All along Merrick Boulevard and elsewhere in our communities we see areas of construction and improvement. Unfortunately, we also see some things that are not only illegal, but dangerous.

Within the past several weeks, some businesses in Laurelton have been damaged by vehicles that mounted the sidewalk causing in some cases extensive damage. Such incidents are never expected, but this should be a reminder to all of us to keep alert and make ourselves aware about what is going on.

The Police Department continues to try to reduce alcohol-related traffic fatalities and injuries and is now utilizing forfeiture laws against reckless drivers. The first person arrested under this program was driving 117 miles per hour on the Belt Parkway. The NYPD also uses a new tool called a checkpoint scanner which is portable and hand-held and can quickly check a driver

Posted 7:03 pm, October 10, 2011
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