Report: Hempstead Tpke., Sunrise Hwy. among most dangerous roads

A new report says Long Island roads are extremely dangerous for pedestrians.Nassau and Suffolk counties are ranked third and fourth in the state when it

WOODBURY - A new report says Long Island roads are extremely dangerous for pedestrians.

Nassau and Suffolk counties are ranked third and fourth in the state when it comes to the highest pedestrian fatality rates.

The data is according to a national report by Transportation for America.

Hempstead Turnpike and Sunrise Highway are among the area's most dangerous roads for pedestrians.

The state roads were engineered to move cars quickly but they have little provision for pedestrians, wheelchairs or bicyclists.

Local transportation advocates have called for the state DOT to invest in more safety projects to reduce deaths on the roadways.

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