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New Electronic Speed Signs Coming to Wantagh-Seaford Schools

Awareness signs will be posted at Forest Lake and Mandalay Elementary Schools and Seaford Middle School.

Credit: Sen. Charles Fuschillo's office.
Credit: Sen. Charles Fuschillo's office.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilman Gary Hudes and Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick, announced that funding has been secured to add seven new speed awareness signs at seven local schools, including three in Wantagh-Seaford.

The first batch of signs to be unveiled were at Saw Mill Road and Park Avenue Schools in the North Bellmore School District.

Speed awareness signs will also be installed at Forest Lake and Mandalay Elementary Schools in the Wantagh School District, Seaford Middle School in the Seaford School District, Grand Avenue Middle School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District and Centennial Avenue Elementary School in the Roosevelt School District.  

Each school will receive two signs, one for each direction of the affected roads. The 2’x3’ signs are programmable and, if desired, can be turned off when school is not in session.

According to the Town of Hempstead, all of the signs will be installed by the end of October, prior to daylight savings time when it is darker outside while children are traveling to and from school.

"I am happy that several schools in my councilmatic district will be the recipients of these important signs," said Hudes said. "There is nothing more important than the safety of our children."

Fuschillo secured $50,000 in state funding for the Town of Hempstead to purchase and install the signs.

What do you think of the new signs being added? Tell us in the comments section below.
Ted Jones October 09, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Why spend the money on the signs, there is nobody to inforce the speed that people are traveling at. Stops signd might as well come down to all a thing of the past and the county complains that there is no money. Something has to change and sign to tell you how fast you are going really look at your speedometer in the car.
eric October 10, 2013 at 07:03 AM
Ted excellent point....for two (2) years I worked through Kate Murrays office in an attempt to get a 7th pct cop at the Seafood High School between 7am-720am. Drivers have no regards for safety of the kids trying to cross the street . They consistently travel at excessive speeds or are busy putting on make-up looking in the mirror, or talking/texting on cell phones. And these are adults, not kids trying to get into the HS parking lot. Murray's response is "they have no authorization " over the assignment of Nassau County Police. So in essence what she is saying is that the TOH executive can not make a single phone call to a colleague within the NC Police Dept and say hey we need assistance . I'm sure that she wouldn't need to call , they must sit side by side at some meeting/fund raiser affair. Or she could drive over to any fire dept , church parking lot (look in the back as they are trying to be out of sight) or Dunkin Donuts - 7/11 at that time and you'll fine at least two (2) cops sitting in their cars, bs-ing. Seaford Middle School and Manor crossing at the time when parents and buses are coming /going, combined with walkers looks like New Years Eve in the middle of Times Square. The crossing guard Bev is doing an excellent job keeping the kids safe . All the while as cars speed through the intersection and yell obscenities because they have been delayed 3-4 seconds. And she cant get someone from the NCP to support her efforts....so as mentioned Ted you are correct. We as drivers need to be more aware of our actions. And to Kate M thanks for an old fashion speed sign that will do nothing to deter people from speeding in an area that should be protected by law enforcement...what a surprise election day is just next month
Lorraine DeVita October 10, 2013 at 08:30 AM
would help greatly if they stuck a traffic cam on those signs = snap a photo of the license plate of the speeders and issue a ticket.... otherwise like the gentleman previously stated the investment in these signs will produce what result exactly- awareness? if you don't know your speeding in school zone perhaps you shouldn't be behind the wheel of the car.. If you notice one school they ARENT placing a speed sign is at the Seaford Harbor school? Ironic isn't it even the TOH recognizes the fact that traffic is at a standstill. Wonder when its going to sink in to ALL that this is a disaster waiting to happen..
Christopher Wendt October 10, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Try speeding past the Valhalla MS/HS campus up in Westchester County. There is a speed camera that issues tickets, and it is on a cart which the police move every so often, to prevent people from getting too comfortable with knowing its location. The police are Mount Pleasant Town Police, not Westchester County.
Lorraine DeVita October 10, 2013 at 01:01 PM
What are you alluding here , Mr. W. . ? That TOH & Nass Co, don't have the collective brain trust, foresight and where withal that Westchester county has? lmao.. Having grown up there I Could have told you that alooooong time ago..

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