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Readers React: Safety of Miller Place Road Intersection Debated

Readers share their thoughts on the high volume of accidents at trouble Miller Place Road-Route 25A intersection.

Another accident Sunday has again sparked comments and concern over the safety of the intersection.

The crash was the second in a week and one of countless incidents at the area in recent months. Many have taken to Patch to share their thoughts on the intersection, with some saying it needs to be safer and others saying the blame should fall on the drivers themselves.

After one recent accident, Miller Place Fire Department First Assistant Chief Kyle Markott said, "This continues to be one of the busiest intersections on Long Island for accidents."

Below are a few comments we've received on the intersection's crash articles. Have an opinion of your own? Share it in the comments section below.

said, "That entire intersection needs no right turns on red. There are way too many cars turning and going in and out of the gas stations and 7-11."

"A very busy intersection indeed, in addition to all the businesses at the four corners with patrons entering and exiting. Suggestion:
1. Add no turn on red at each of the four corners. 2. The left turn green arrows should be followed by yellow arrows and then red arrows. 3. But the best thing would be to always remember the fact that when you are driving a car or a motorcycle, you are driving a weapon. Simply put, pay attention!"

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that intersection. I pass through there and use that turn lane multiple times daily and I can say that the cause of these accidents is from people flying through the red light right after it turns yellow. I have personnaly seen 2 accidents there in the last year and that was the cause."

"Why isn't the town doing more about this intersection? How about putting in cameras for the hundreds of people who blow the lights?"

said, "It seems simple enough - reduce the speed limit from Echo Avenue to Tyler Ave or for a two mile stretch east and west of Miller Place Rd. Also add a count-down light so drivers know when the lights are about to change."

"How about personal responsibility??? People need to stop driving like they are invincible and like they are the only one on the roads!"

Rich May 22, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Glen, The speed limit is 45 MPH, no one does that and you know it. As far as the count down clock, People, Rev up your engines and let the drag race begin. Personal responsiblity and obeying the law is the only answer. Tell that to the kids and ladies applying their makeup and talking on the cell phones while driving their kids to school or sports activities.
Harold Olsen May 22, 2012 at 02:12 PM
There is nothing wrong with this intersection. People are speeding up on yellow light and going through it red. I see it almost ever day. Need camera enforcement ASAP!
Mommy Roe May 22, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I agree with you about personal responsibility but I think men are just as irresponsible behind the wheel. They also talk on cell phones, run late, read the paper, etc while they are driving. Not fair to point fingers at just women and kids.
Matthew Lott May 22, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Why wasn't Anyone this concerned with the new "Walgreens" was piled onto us from Jane Bonner ?
RockyPointDiver May 22, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Wasamatta Mikey, you still pouting over only getting a dozen "Likes" on your 'Stop Walgreens in Miller Place' Facebook page? But far be it for you to pass on an opportunity to slam Councilwoman Bonner, no matter how far off the topic of the actual thread... Crazy Ray must have you working overtime trying any angle to discredit his competition as he plans another futile run for office.
Alicia Palifka May 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Mr. Lott....you really are after Concilwoman Jane Bonner...something personal? Many of us here know she has done an amazing job. Lord knows it cannot be easy. I give her credit for being able to take all this kind of flack and still managing to put a smile on her face and keep working for the community.
Matthew Lott May 29, 2012 at 06:19 PM
It's her district and all you have to do, besides perusing her campaign contributions, is just take a trip up and down Route 25A, and the story is better illustrated as to what she has done to her district in the name of "environmentalism"...that's if you call Concrete and Asphalt, environmental in nature.
RockyPointDiver May 29, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Good to see you get back on topic here Mikey... LOL, an "environmentalism" post on an article about safety at the 25A/Miller Place Road intersection? But as I said, any opportunity to take a shot at Councilwoman Bonner. Of course the great majority of that "Concrete and Asphalt" has been around longer than she has, but don't let that fact ruin perfectly good rhetoric. SashaK - it's not "personal" with him, he's just been posting slams at her on multiple sites under various names to lay the groundwork for someone who wants to run against her this fall. Pet phrases of his like "kabuki theater" and "astro-turfing" always give him away. As does his obsessive focus on campaign contributions, which he apparently seems to consider the Rosetta Stone or Holy Grail of "corruption" evidence... it's actually pretty pathetic.
RockyPointDiver May 29, 2012 at 08:00 PM
And I forgot... he'll now post to accuse me of being a TOB employee (which I'm not, as I've said on countless occasions), not that that has ANYTHING to do with this article or anything I've said. :-)
neelie December 20, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Middle Country Rd and 83 used to be a high accident area until the no turn on red and cameras were put up

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