Light Installation at Staples/ Conklin Streets
We, the undersigned, are petitioning the State of New York to install a traffic light located at the intersection of Staples Street and Conklin Streets in Farmingdale, New York. Additionally, we are demanding on-street parking be restricted on the southern side of Conklin Street between Van Cott and Staples Streets.
The installation of a traffic light will deter motorists from speeding and creating hazardous conditions along Conklin Street. Speeding and dangerous driving along this road has resulted in multiple auto accidents, with the most recent occurring on May 10, 2014, taking the lives of five and critically injuring two others. Additionally, while cars are parked along side Conklin, motorists do not have a clear view of oncoming traffic while making left-hand turns from the side streets (such as Van Cott, Oakview and Staples Streets) onto Conklin Street. This has also resulted in numerous auto accidents.