Input session set for local road safety

Apr 04, 2024 at 02:11 pm by Observer-Review

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YATES COUNTY--Following a number of high-profile motor vehicle vs. horse and buggy collisions in Yates County, an information input session has been planned for next week to hear from the community.
The event will happen Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Yates County office building auditorium. It will include David Murnan, supervising traffic engineer, Parsons Engineering and John McCumiskey, regional traffic engineer, region six, New York State Department of Transportation.
The input that is provided will be used to complete a traffic study specifically for Yates County and slow-moving vehicle crashes. This study is a first for New York and will result in a report being made about how conditions could be improved to increase safety when various types of vehicles share the road.
In recent years, both the Sheriff’s Office and residents have posted billboards or yard signs reminding motorists to look out for slow-moving vehicles. Many buggies are now also equipped with high-mounted flashing amber and white lights. 
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