Driving Around The Town of Babylon Is Getting Dangerous!

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Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY

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Driving Around The Town of Babylon Is Getting Dangerous!

In one week I've almost been hit 14 times! Most of them would have been head on. Most have been on residential streets in Lindenhurst and West Babylon.

One guy was on his cell phone and came over onto my side of the street. Another instance a woman was putting on her make-up AND on her cell phone! Your unique talents will kill someone!

The rest were blowing red lights and stop signs. Come on people, get with it!

Just this morning I was driving my son to school and someone decides to blow a stop sign. If I didn't see him, my son would have been hit. Now that I can't tolerate!

There have been accidents all over the place. More than usual. Just this morning I was posting a 55 & over market report and heard, "screech, screech, bang, bang". What a shocker. Another accident on Little East Neck Road! That makes for twice this week and it's only Wednesday.

I headed over to the 7-11 on Little East Neck Road in West Babylon and saw the mess. The 2 cars are seriously damaged and from what I could see, no one was hurt thankfully.

On my way back, I stop at the intersection at Little East Neck Road and Arnold Avenue over by the Salvation Army, since there was a car heading southbound and a driver driving a white BMW almost rear-ended me! He was on his cell phone.

Are any of you aware that being on your cell phone while driving can kill someone? It's the same as drunk driving. You don't do that so why are many of you driving with your cell phones planted to your ear? Ever hear of a Blue Tooth? Use them or don't use your cell phone at all!

As far as putting make-up on while driving, as I stated above, your unique talents will kill someone!

Whether there are kids in the car or all adults, we are all precious cargo!

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Phil Cogan
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Sounds almost like South Florida!

Sep 22, 2010 02:10 AM #1
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I used to really love to drive. Now it's like taking your life in your hands every time you get behind the wheel...

Sep 22, 2010 02:29 AM #2
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
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It is scary....I don't know what people are doing....but they are not paying attention.....Be safe~!!!!

Sep 22, 2010 02:31 AM #3
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Craig Rutman
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Allstate just put out a list of the safest cities to drive in. Sadly, the town of Babylon was not on the list. but you already knew that!

Sep 22, 2010 04:09 AM #4
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Ellie McIntire
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14 times! Good grief. You may need to buy a tank to survive. Thank goodness you are alert. Be safe out there.

Sep 22, 2010 08:06 AM #5
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
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Hi Phil, ROFL! I get your point.

Hi Michael, for me, the last few weeks have been like that. Is there a full moon lasting this long?

Hi Deborah, That's what I say!

Hi Craig, it's just been the last few weeks where I'm coming across this. I'm finding it strange.

Hi Ellie, I thought I already had a tank, lol. Everyone stay safe!

Sep 22, 2010 11:02 AM #6
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Jackie, now I've seen this happens a lot around the holidays but now it is out of control. The other day I saw a man turn full speed into the oncoming traffic of a 2 lane major road.

Sep 22, 2010 11:52 AM #7
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
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Hi Ellen, ok so I"m NOT crazy! lol. People are in such a rush these days and they do not realize they are only saving seconds, not minutes, to get to their destination. Not worth risking lives.

Sep 22, 2010 12:36 PM #8
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Roger D. Mucci
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So many people have terrible driving habits and just don't pay attention on the road..........too many distractions............great post Jackie............excellent reminder to all.

Sep 22, 2010 01:18 PM #9
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Ruth Vogt
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It's been a full moon. Must have something to do with it??? But, please be careful my ARBFF!

Sep 23, 2010 07:06 PM #10
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Steve Opacke
LI House Tours - Smithtown, NY

Actually it's the conversation on a cell phone that makes you the same as a drunk driver.  Bluetooth does not make cell phone use safer.

Sep 24, 2010 06:49 AM #11
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Laura Cerrano
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hey Jackie, People are always in such a rush they do not care to stop at stop signs, slow down for pedestrians crossing the road, wait to pick up the phone when your not driving...if the call is important they person will leave a message.  Carelessness that is what you see all over the roads, along with no patience and bad decisions.  Maybe if this world was not always in such a rush, people would take the time to do thing right, which would equal less running around to fix the mistakes others had made.

Sep 26, 2010 12:44 AM #12
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
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Hi Roger, sorry for being late to comment back. Thank you and you are right. Too many distractions.

Hi Ruth, No. Full Moon has nothing to do with it I think? People are just careless. I'm careful :)

Hi Steve, I never said a bluetooth is safer.

Hi Laura, That is what I do. They can leave a message and when I park, I'll listen to my voicemail and return phone calls.

Sep 28, 2010 10:03 AM #13
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Steve Opacke
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Sorry Jackie - I was just responding in general. 

Sep 28, 2010 12:26 PM #14
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
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No, my apologies Steve :) I just noticed you are from Smithtown. Cool! :)

Sep 28, 2010 01:22 PM #15
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