The following is an ‘Ask The Mayor’ question submitted to TLS, and the Mayor’s response. Email your questions for the Mayor to [email protected].
I live on the 88 near Ocean Point/Lakeview. My son has a bus stop on the 88 (which I really don’t like). Over the past few days while waiting with him, I noticed several times-not just once, a car passing the red lights when the stop sign was out. He does not need to cross the street (good thing!) but this is very very dangerous. I assume the 88 is a busier street but the cars must pay attention. I am wondering if a police officer can be on the shoulder of the 88 in this area every morning to create awareness.
Response from Mayor Coles:
Unfortunately, I think many of us have seen videos of cars passing busses illegally. Thanks to on bus cameras, it is much easier for the police department to identify these drivers and charge them for these offences. I have asked the chief to prioritize any offense like this. As far as the stops themselves, a lot of effort is out into setting up a system of bus stops that are both safe (most important) and get the children to school on time. I know the LSTA & BOE scrutinize these stops every year. I will ask them to pay closer attention to Rt 88 & other high volume streets to make sure are children have the safest stops possible.
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