Family wants guardrail after 3rd crash into driveway

A North Babylon family is afraid that someone could die if more actions aren't taken to improve safety on August Road. On Wednesday, a car negotiating the curve on August Road destroyed the Godbolts'

News 12 Staff

Nov 1, 2014, 2:28 AM

Updated 3,513 days ago

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A North Babylon family is afraid that someone could die if more actions aren't taken to improve safety on August Road.
On Wednesday, a car negotiating the curve on August Road destroyed the Godbolts' fence and crashed into their driveway. The family says it's the third time that it's happened in four years, following previous crashes in 2010 and 2012.
"I have grandchildren ... there's a school bus stop right there ... and what do we have to do? Does somebody have to die before some action can be taken?" asks Thomas Godbolt.
Babylon town has installed curve signs and reduced the speed limit in the area from 35 to 30 mph. The family has also requested a guardrail, which the town has refused. Town spokesman Kevin Bonner told News 12 Long Island that a guardrail is against state restrictions and "could not be installed as it would present a danger to drivers."
The town of Babylon and the state Department of Transportation both told News 12 Long Island that they will conduct traffic safety inspections on the road.


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