Friday, February 13, 2015

DOT Finally Changes 30 MPH Sign to 25 MPH in Front of PS 81 - Dinowitz Clams Credit

In a story we first reported on back on December 5th of 2014 about the speed limit sign of 30 MPH in front of PS 81 not being changed to the new November 2014 law of the 25 MPH, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is taking credit for getting it done.  

Assemblyman Dinowitz pleased to announce DOT’s installment of new speed limit signage near PS 81

Agency replaced outdated “Speed limit 30” signs after Assemblyman Dinowitz voiced concerns about student safety

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is pleased to announce that the NYC Department of Transportation has responded to concerns he voiced about outdated “Speed limit 30” signs outside of PS 81 and along Riverdale Avenue in the Bronx, which remained posted months after the city lowered its default speed limit to 25 miles per hour. After Assemblyman Dinowitz called attention to the fact that these outdated signs paradoxically allowed cars to travel faster in front of the school than they could on nearby streets, the Department of Transportation replaced the signs with new ones reflecting a 25 mph speed limit.

Assemblyman Dinowitz said, “I would like to thank the Department of Transportation for responding to my concerns about outdated ‘Speed limit 30’ signs near PS 81. Cars regularly speed along Riverdale Avenue between West 254th Street and West 256th Street, endangering the lives of students and other pedestrians in the area. The new 25 mile per hour speed limit signs will remind drivers that driving slower saves lives. I urge the DOT to make the removal of any other outdated speed limit signs near schools in New York City a similarly high priority.”

Editors Note:
We have no problem with Assemblyman Dinowitz taking credit for this, but Assemblyman Dinowitz - Where were you since December 5th? Does it take more than 2 months or should we say 3 months (since the lower speed limit was enacted) to take care of this dangerous situation where cars, trucks, and buses were allowed to go over the citywide speed limit, and worse in front of a local elementary school?

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