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Nassau DA continues wrong-way driving crusade

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice continues to press forward in her efforts to make wrong-way drunk driving accidents less likely on Long Island.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice continues to press forward in her efforts to make wrong-way drunk driving accidents less likely on Long Island. She’s requesting state Department of Transportation officials to make wrong-way driving a specific offense and use “rumble strips” on exit ramps to warn cars of traveling opposite to the flow of traffic.

Drunken wrong-way crashes have been a scourge on Long Island roads since mid-November, with some 15 arrests in that time span. “Long Island remains the epicenter for wrong-way driving, and we need to take aim at reducing these potentially deadly incidents,” Rice said.

Eileen Peters, a regional DOT spokeswoman, said officials were evaluating road conditions to see if improvements were needed. Some 450 entrances and exits on Long Island roads have already been outfitted with signs and measures to discourage wrong-way driving, she said.

 
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