The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Schumer Calls for Road Safety Audit of New York's Nassau and Suffolk Counties

May 24, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called for a safety assessment of roads in Nassau and Suffolk counties because of a high occurence of fatal accidents there.Spurred by a string of accidents this week, Schumer on Wednesday asked the state Department of Transportation to request a road safety audit from the Federal Highway Administration. According to a report in Newsday, an 18-hour series of accidents began Sunday night. First, a charter bus crashed on the Northern State Parkway in Roslyn Heights. Then on Monday a motorcyclist died in Holbrook, and a teenager died when her vehicle hit a bus in Blue Point. That same day, a tractor-trailer hit a disabled SUV on the side of the Long Island Expressway. Fortunately, a family of three survived that crash.Road safety audits can help create roadway designs that reduce the number and severity of crashes. Schumer has asked auditors to review Long Island's most dangerous roadways. These include Sunrise Highway, Hempstead Turnpike and the Southern State Parkway.
Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Terminology used in many European countries to define closed end Operating Leases where the lessor is responsible for the cost of maintenance and tires in addition to taking residual value risk.

Read more

Accident Costs Calculator

Use this calculator to see how much extra sales revenue your company needs to generate to make up for the profits lost as a result of fleet accidents.
Launch Accident Cost Calculator 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher