Driving Safety on Ocean Parkway

A head on accident on Ocean Parkway Tuesday left one man seriously injured and another under arrest. How safe do you feel on the Parkway at night?

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A frightening two car accident on Ocean Parkway led to a serious injury and arrest on Tuesday.

A man driving under the influence of drugs was traveling west on the parkway  and crossed over the center median into the eastbound lanes, before crashing head-on with another vehicle, state police said.

The driver he hit suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital.

The accident took place after dark, when there's often very little traffic on Ocean Parkway.  We want to know if you feel safe driving there at night.

Do you feel drivers speed too much? Are there other safety issues that concern you?

Let us know in the comment section below.
Chris December 12, 2013 at 08:21 AM
I feel that more than ever, I have to drive defensively. If people are not high on illegal drugs, they may be on a prescription medication that could cloud their thought process. I cannot understand the call to make pot legal in this country. Between alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription meds we have more than enough to make our roads dangerous. Every few weeks we read about stories like this. How senseless!
Steven Reminick December 12, 2013 at 12:06 PM
You are misguided at the very least. Stats Substance Deaths attributed (in US) tobacco 500,000 alcohol 300,000 rx drugs 50,000 (as prescribed) Marijuana 0 (Alcohol and rx drugs are the main culprits in auto accidents) The call , as you say, to cease prohibition of marijuana is simple common sense. (Unless you support the largest prison industrial complex in the world. )
Chris December 13, 2013 at 09:03 AM
We do not need anymore intoxicants in society. Driving stoned will be another issue to contend with on our roads. Treating drug use as a criminal justice issue is only part of the answer. Drug treatment needs to be part of the equation. Too many people are dying or getting seriously injured on our roads. Just read the paper. The police cannot keep up with the drunks, let alone the stoned.


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