Safer Austin
Feb 21, 2017 | 12979 views | 0 0 comments | 593 593 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Your article on how to improve the intersection of Yellowstone Boulevard and Austin Street in Forest Hills was very interesting, but I have two ideas that will accomplish the same as most of the suggestions without costing any money.

In fact, it will bring in money from tickets given to drivers that do not obey the law.

First of all, there is a sign on the traffic light stating that a left turn for cars going southbound is prohibited. Many cars ignore this sign and make the left turn anyway.

Second, for cars going north there is a sign on the pole requiring cars to stop at that point on red lights. Many cars ignore this sign as well, and make a left turn onto Austin Street while the light is red.

All the police department has to do is to station officers at strategic places in the area similar to what they have done at Queens Boulevard to catch cars making a left turn in spite of the signs prohibiting it.


Sidney J. Rubin

Forest Hills

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