Long Island, NY officials, residents want lower speed limit on dangerous roadway

A community on Long Island came together Friday in support of lowering the speed limits along an accident-prone stretch of roadway.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen was joined by Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages, local students, parents, educators and accident survivors to announce the town’s proposed lowering of the speed limit along a section of Dutch Broadway.

Traffic in the area along the Nassau-Queens border is light much of the time, which residents say leads to a lot of speeding, sometimes with tragic results.