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Westchester Supervisor Suggests Digital Speed Boards On County Highways Due To High MPH Tickets

A digital speed sign posted along Fort Hill Road in Edgemont as it looked in December 2015. Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner suggests New York State begin posting the number of speeding tickets it issues along Westchester County parkways.
A digital speed sign posted along Fort Hill Road in Edgemont as it looked in December 2015. Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner suggests New York State begin posting the number of speeding tickets it issues along Westchester County parkways. Photo Credit: Provided/Town of Greenburgh

Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner is suggesting a digital speed board be placed on Westchester parkways advising motorists how many tickets were issued.

"If you don't like getting tickets avoid speeding on the Sprain Parkway: 60 tickets issued in one day!" Feiner said on Monday, Aug. 13.

Sprain Brook Parkway is one of the more dangerous parkways in Westchester, according to Feiner, with numerous accidents, lots of speeding and periodic fatalities.

According to this Daily Voice article, dozens of motorists were cited for speeding on the Sprain Brook Parkway on Tuesday,  Aug. 7 as State Police conducted a special speed enforcement detail in Westchester.

The previous week, a motorist was clocked driving 99 mph on I-684 as reported here by Daily Voice. It was among 88 tickets written by New York State on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

State Police were out in force on the parkway on Tuesday in Greenburgh and Yonkers, dishing out a total of 60 tickets, including 49 for speeding.

The latest detail is the most recent for State Police, who have been busy all summer in an attempt to curtail speeding and distracted driving.

Last week, a man was clocked going 99 mph during a detail on I-684.

Last month, nearly 12,000 tickets were issued statewide during the annual July 4 crackdown.

Greenburgh said he has written to the state police suggesting that they post a digital speed board at locations on the parkway indicating how many tickets they recently issued, Feiner said, something that has been done in the past in local town neighborhoods.

"I think that motorists would slow down if -- while driving -- they see a digital board advising them how many tickets were issued at the specific locations.

The Greenburgh police periodically post ticket information on digital boards, as reported here by Daily Voice as well as here.

"And, I think it's effective," Feiner said on Monday.

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