Senator Fuschillo & Town of Hempstead Unveil New Speed Safety Signs in Seaford

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

October 18, 2013

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (standing back row center), Supervisor Murray (third left, second row), Councilwoman Cullin (right center, second row), and Assemblyman McDonough (second right, back row) are joined by Seaford School District Superintendent Brian Conboy, Seaford Manor School Principal Debra Emmerich, Seaford Middle School Assistant Principal Jason Huntsman, Manor School PTA Co-Presidents April Sander and Maria Patsatsis, and Seaford Manor & Middle School students in unveiling one of the new speed awareness signs along Washington Avenue.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) today unveiled new speed awareness signs on Washington Avenue in Seaford to improve safety for students at the Seaford Manor School and Seaford Middle School. Senator Fuschillo secured state funding for the Town of Hempstead to purchase and install the signs.

     Speed awareness signs are electronic signs that notify drivers of the speed at which they are travelling. These signs have proven very effective in slowing motorists and preventing speeding, especially in school speed zones.

     Two speed awareness signs, one for each direction, were installed along Washington Avenue to help prevent speeding near the two schools. The 2’x3’ signs are programmable and, if desired, can be turned off when school is not in session.

     "Drivers who speed down Washington Avenue jeopardize the safety of the hundreds of students and parents who walk to and from the Manor and Middle Schools each day. These new speed awareness signs will help deter speeding and make the area safer for children, parents, and drivers,” said Senator Fuschillo.