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Police on Lookout for Dangerous Drivers

Both Port Washington and Nassau County police say unsafe driving will not be tolerated.

Police are cracking down on dangerous driving on two fronts. 

In Port Washington, the police district is participating in a selective traffic enforcement program, partially funded through a grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

In this initiative, police aim "to reduce unsafe driving,” notes Lt. Brian Staley, commanding officer of patrol, who will supervise the programm which runs through Sept. 30.

Police will be watching for those in violation of traffic laws, including those who:

  • Speed
  • Pass Red Lights
  • Disobey Traffic Control Devices – Stop Signs, U-Turns, No Turn on Red etc.
  • Fail to yield right of way
  • Practice unsafe passing or lane usage
  • Fail to signal
  • Follow too closely
  • Drive while impaired

And across Nassau County, police are participating in a New York State “STOP-DWI” grant that will allocate additional officers to conduct an extensive DWI enforcement initiative on Tuesday and Wednesday, during the July Fourth celebration.

Meanwhile in Port Washington, police say they are committed to traffic safety, maintaining a traffic safety enforcement unit with officers on the lookout for speeding and those who drive while intoxicated, as well as those who violate truck inspection laws. 

This effort, police say, reinforces the message that aggressive and unsafe driving will not be tolerated.

PWR July 16, 2012 at 01:09 AM
@Ben Now, Ben, I don't think anybody objects to the use of the permit when you are conducting official business at any hour, but it seems clear to me that you abuse the privilege and use the placard when you are NOT on official business. I think thats wrong. Sorry!
Ben July 16, 2012 at 09:22 AM
@ PWR - you do NOT know the terms and conditions of the permit that has been issued to me for my use you have no idea of my circumstances and speaking from your point of ignorance have the audacity to accuse me of wrongdoing? The City of New York Parking Placard had been issed to ME for my business and personal use 24/7 365 days per year how many times do I need to tell you that? If you knew my circumstances and NO I am NOT going to explain them here due to a "professional charter" I am required to maintain but if you knew you would feel even more foolish than you look here. You have no idea of what you are talking about. Do you wok at appearing foolish or does this come naturally to you?
PWR July 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM
@Ben, Got your back up, huh? That's exactly what I wanted. Thanks for admitting that you use the placard for personal use even when you aren't on official city business. I think that's an abuse of the permit, and I bet thousands of others who have to look for legitimate parking spots would agree. Look, it's not as if you killed someone, or robbed a bank. In the grand scheme of things it's quite a small offense, but Ben, for all those who must search for a parking spot, it's simply not right that you use a legitimate parking placard, as a 24/7 free parking permit. Good for you, you've got a nice perk from your job, but don't insist that it's misuse, due to lack of enforcement, or an attitude of entitlement endorsed by the city, makes it proper!
Ben July 16, 2012 at 05:38 PM
@ PWR - Again, my City parking placard is for MY business and personal use on my vehicle 7 days per week 24 hours per day 365 days per year. How many times do I need to explain the same thing to you? I am in full compliance with all rules and regulations pertaining to this permit at all times. My car is an "authorized vehicle" and I may park in any parking zone that says "authorized veichles" only and the zones are all over NYC. And again this is an aritcle about Port Washington and not about my NYC parking privileges.. It is a good thing for you that being dumb is not against the law. I am in full compliance of all laws at all times.
PWR July 17, 2012 at 12:33 AM
@Ben OK Ben. So we don't agree. Chill. I'm sure you are still a good citizen, and a nice guy. If being dumb was illegal I'd apply for an official "OK to Be Dumb" placard, and I'd be sure to use it even when I was being smart! Also, as my fellow blogger, I'd be sure to give you a "Being Dumb Benevolent Association Card" ... so you wouldn't have to worry about fines either!


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