Long Island’s Most Dangerous Roads

Long Island has the most dangerous roads in the Tri-State area, according to official reports.

Many people who live in the Tri-State area believe that the area’s most dangerous roads sit within the NY Metro areas, such as Manhattan, Queens, and the other boroughs.  However, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign confirms that Long Island’s roads top the list of the most dangerous roads.  Most of these roadways are State or County built and maintained, designed simply for fast moving automobile traffic. Long Island dangerous road car crash law firm Rosenberg & Gluck wants to make the public aware of these dangerous roads and to be informed of the conditions and hazards so as to avoid injuries and accidents when traveling these roads.

According to News 12, Long Island (March 4, 2015) here are the roads identified as the most dangerous on Long Island:

TOPPING THE LIST FOR THE NUMBER ONE MOST DANGEROUS ROAD IN THE TRI-STATE AREA:  Route 25.  This road spans throughout the length of the Island, from Jericho in Nassau County to Orient Point, at the eastern end of Long Island.  Most pedestrian deaths that occurred between 2011 and 2013 were on the 11.5-mile stretch of Route 25 from Centereach to Ridge.


  • Route 27, Sunrise Highway, Montauk Point State Highway and County Road 39
  • Route 1, County Line Road from Amityville to the intersection of Route 110 and Southern State Parkway


  • Route 24, Hempstead Turnpike
  • Merrick Road
  • Route 27, Sunrise Highway
  • Wicks Road

Here are some tips to keep in mind to stay safe on these roads:


  • Children, because they are small, are hard to see by drivers.
  • Cognitive skills such as judging traffic speed and distance are skills not yet developed.
  • 32% of pedestrian fatalities occur between 8 o’clock p.m. and midnight.
  • Wear light-colored clothing during the day and reflective clothing at night.
  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Try to make eye contact with drivers of stopped vehicles before you cross in front of them.
  • Don’t wear headphones.
  • Don’t walk while drunk or impaired.
  • 34% of pedestrian casualties were the fault of an impaired pedestrian.
  • Use crosswalks and obey signals.
  • Use sidewalks. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road, or shoulder if available, facing traffic.
  • Be aware of the Rules of the Road.
  • Try to make eye contact with drivers of stopped vehicles before you cross in front of them.
  • Pedestrians don’t always have the right of way. If there is no crosswalk, sign or signal, then pedestrians must yield the right of way to vehicles.
  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks whenever possible.
  • Walk on the left side of the road, or shoulder if available, facing traffic.
  • Cross at a well-lit spot on the road.
  • Wait for traffic to be all clear before crossing.
  • Avoid highways and roads where pedestrians are prohibited.
  • Look Both Ways Always: Look Left, Look Right, and then Look Left Again.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks.
  • Reduce speed approaching crosswalks.
  • When stopped for a pedestrian, be sure other vehicles can see the crosswalk.
  • Never pass another vehicle stopped at a crosswalk.
  • Don’t speed.
  • Be extra diligent in poor road conditions, such as bad weather or night time driving.
  • Lower your speed in school zones and pay attention to speed limit signs/warnings.
  • Make sure it is safe to back up. Pedestrians, especially children, are harder to see when backing up.

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What to Do After My Car Accident in Long Island

Life after a serious car accident can be complicated and stressful, but there is hope for an injured person. If you are in a wreck on a dangerous road in Long Island, get in touch with the experienced car crash lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck to start learning about your legal options. You may be able to seek compensation from your own personal insurance policy as well as the insurance of the opposing driver or other defendants.

I Should Seek Medical Care Immediately

One of the most important steps to take after your car accident is to get the medical attention you need. Even if you feel fine, you should get checked out in the days following your crash to ensure that no lingering, hidden issues are present. Doing this is important because it can aid in your recovery and because it establishes a record of medical care, meaning insurance companies will have a more difficult time arguing that your injuries did not result from the crash.

Medical expenses are part of the economic damages you can recover in a Long Island dangerous road car crash lawsuit. Other items for which you can receive compensation include lost wages as a result of your injury, lost future earning capacity, physical pain, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment in life, and more.

I Should Contact a Skilled Dangerous Road Car Accident Attorney Quickly

Time is a crucial factor in many personal injury claims in Long Island, including car wreck cases. Not only is there a three-year statute of limitations on such claims throughout New York, but evidence of the at-fault party’s negligence can disappear over time. Below are some of the ways in which the Long Island car accident lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck can help you after your crash.

  • Gathering evidence, including witness accounts, pictures of the scene, and cell phone records
  • Identifying potential defendants, such as the opposing driver or the entity responsible for maintaining the road
  • Negotiating an acceptable settlement in the pre-trial period
  • Bringing your claim to court and representing your interests
  • Securing testimony from expert witnesses about the extent of your damages

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I Can Get a FREE Consultation with Compassionate Attorneys

Rosenberg & Gluck is dedicated to helping injured people through a difficult time after their car accident. To this end, we offer a totally FREE consultation with our Long Island dangerous road car crash lawyers and operate on a contingency fee basis. That means we do not collect a fee from you unless we win you the compensation you deserve. Speak to our office today to schedule your appointment and start working toward justice.

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