MASSAPEQUA PARK - Dozens of protesters rallied in Massapequa Park today demanding that the state Department of Transportation (DOT) take action to make Sunrise Highway safer for pedestrians.

Sunrise Highway is considered a dangerous road by many. Every school day, more than 80 middle and high school students in the Massapequa District have to cross it to get to class.

Massapequa Board of Education Trustee Gary Bennett is pushing for the DOT to designate Sunrise Highway a child safety zone. If that's done, he says the district can provide buses for the kids who have to cross the busy roadway.