June 11, 2014 | 2855 views
Newbridge Road safety a concern
With school nearby, activist is calling for change
As a longtime emergency medical technician, Bellmorite John Scalesi has seen his share of accidents. But, he said, he has seen one too many crashes on the stretch of Newbridge Road closest to Mepham High School, where Scalesi serves as the Bellmore Kiwanis Club liaison to the Key Club.
Scalesi said that's why he is working with local business owners and residents to gather petition signatures calling on local government to install better signage on the road. Mepham administrators and local legislators agreed that signage reminding motorists of the speed limit would slow drivers down and potentially curb the number of accidents they’ve witnessed in the area.
“We’ll be in here and we’ll hear a screech, and we know it’s someone trying to turn onto Newbridge Road,” she said. “Visibility is a big part of it, and there are a lot of people coming and going.”
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