101 Executive Officer: Streets Are Safer
By Miriam Rosenberg
On the same day as the meeting two burglary suspects were apprehended in the 101 – including one man who is alleged to have robbed local banks in the Far Rockaway area at least three times.
“Rockaway is getting safer and safer,” Selover told those at the meeting. He also put drivers on notice.
“We are enforcing speeding regulations all over the precinct,” continued Selover, who urged people to make sure they, and those who ride with them, wear seatbelts to avoid injuries.
In other news, Selover said that the precinct is getting tougher on those who use cell phones while they drive. Summonses written for such cell phone use has risen by 50 percent this year. Selover said that cell phone use while driving is one of the 19 most hazardous behaviors which causes accidents.
During the meeting, the Precinct Council welcomed back to active duty Sgt. John McGrorty, who was injured with a leg wound when a gun he had confiscated accidentally went off.
Also at the same meeting Fred Simmons, representing State Senator Malcolm Smith, promised to use the power of the Smith’s office to help the community contact the Department of Transportation to see what the agency can do about the dangerous strip of Rockaway Freeway from Beach 25th to Beach 36th Street that currently has no light.