Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00
School is out and there are a lot more children and young people out and about all day long. Little children playing outside, older ones skateboarding and riding bikes, and young people of all ages walking to and from town --- they are very visible during summer days and summer evenings. And while Great Neck is often praised as a very nurturing, very safe community, there are definitely dangers out there on the roads.
All year long, but particularly during the warm, sunny months, we hear too many complaints about dangerous driving. It’s a “hot” topic of conversation around the office and at home too. Over and over again we hear tales of reckless driving and rude, inconsiderate drivers, those who love to double-park and the many drivers who refuse to use hands-free cell phone devices while driving. Of course all of these drivers are engaging in some type of illegal driving, but we are at a loss as to what will stop those drivers who apparently just choose not to follow the law.
We urge everyone to please drive with care and please, please follow the law on all counts. Arriving a few minutes late never killed anyone; but disregarding traffic laws while you rush has claimed many, many lives.
And please, please, do remember to watch out for the children when you drive!
-Wendy Karpel Kreitzman