Multi-Platform Initiative Aims to Make Nassau One of the Safest Places for Pedestrians in the Nation
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced a new County-wide initiative last week called “Walk Safe Nassau,” to educate people about pedestrian safety. The program will provide information that will help decrease pedestrian accidents across Nassau County.
The County Executive was joined at the Press Conference by New York State Senator Jack M. Martins; New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald; New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Barbara Fiala; and Michael Setzer, Chief Executive Officer of NICE Bus.
“The safety of everyone in Nassau County, whether they are a resident, a visitor or someone coming to work, is the most important focus of my administration,” said County Executive Mangano. “To continue working toward that goal, this multi-platform program will bring indispensible information to the people.”
The program, called Walk Safe Nassau, will include informational fliers, posters in local businesses throughout the County and posters on the NICE bus system which operates in Nassau.
In addition, the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board (NCTSB) was able to secure grant monies from New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) to enhance enforcement and educational efforts.
Mangano will work with the Nassau County Police Department in stepping up enforcement through speed indicator trailers and monitoring traffic infractions like drivers not yielding the right of way to pedestrians.
All educational materials will also be printed in Spanish.
“I want to thank Veolia Transportation, the NYS DOT, NYS DMV, NYS GTSC, the NCTSB, and the NCPD for their work,” said County Executive Mangano. “Nassau is focused on becoming one of the safest places in the nation for pedestrians, and today we have taken a tremendous step toward that goal.”
The program begins this month and will be ongoing. For more information, or to request materials for your home, school or business, please call the NCTSB at (516) 571-6808.