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Letter: New Rochelle Should Consider Stop Signs To Curb Speeding Drivers

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — The New Rochelle Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email

To the editor:

I work in New Rochelle and take the same route to work every day.

Throughout the years I have noticed a disturbing trend while driving through the subdivision next to Lake Lida.

My route to work takes me east down Intermodal Drive, onto Willis Avenue, then turning north onto South Steward/Main Street.

When I come through this route in the morning, there are children on every corner waiting for their bus and unaware of the danger potential that surrounds them.

The route down Willis Avenue seems safe with stop signs at every cross street and drivers generally following the speed limit and stopping at the cross streets when children are waiting for the bus to arrive.

What concerns is me is the fact that many other cars avoid Willis and the stop signs by taking a left on Randall in order to reroute to Southview Drive where there are no stop signs to slow them down.

Why do the cars do this? To avoid two stop signs and speed down the side road to make it to work on time.

There are children on every corner down Southview and Lake Lida.

Children are not concerned with speeding cars and trucks flying down the road at dangerous speeds, and they shouldn’t have to be thinking about it.

Safety is not a child’s concern; it is an issue that responsible adults are required to consider.

The potential risk here is the death of a child.

If the masses are unwilling to commit to the safety of our children, then the city is in a position to provide safety measures that would assist in the elimination of this horrific potential outcome.

Please, look into this and put in some safety measures before the inevitable happens.

James Watson

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