A group of concerned residents have come out campaigning against the installation of speed bumps on various blocks around the neighborhood. The newest block scheduled to get these new bumps is Montgomery Street between New York and Brooklyn Avenue, and the concern is the delay police, ems, and fire will suffer when responding to emergencies.
SPEED HUMP MISCONCEPTION
To Residents of Crown Heights
In the recent year we see Speed Humps being placed on our streets thinking this helps to slow down cars, however not thinking:
1) Each street hump delays the Police and Shomrim responding to shootings, brake ins or muggings and most importantly Hatzalah or Fire Trucks while transporting patients to hospital ch”v, have to slows down for about 10 seconds for each bump. Now time that by 3 per block, that’s 30 seconds slower for one block; which in case of a Heart attack or stroke where the patient needs to be in the hospital by 6 minutes maximum EVERY SECOND COUNTS it can be matter of life or ch”v …
2) Not being aware of the statistics that most drivers after slowing down for the hump impatiently speed up much faster they would without the hump, which makes the block more vulnerable to accidents.
3) Street humps, causes more noise and pollutions, since cars have to slow down and reaccelerate, which causes disturbances and respiratory health hazard for us and our children.
All above applies to every block how much more for the bock of Montgomery street between Brooklyn and New York avenues, since this is right around the corner from the 71st police precinct. This block is used to respond to any emergency in Crown Heights by police. There is a request to install THREE humps on this block!
Please call, write, OR E-mail TODAY to the Borough Commissioners office firstname.lastname@example.org and request not to install street hump on Montgomery Street between Brooklyn and New York Avenues:
Brooklyn Borough Commissioner
Mr. Joseph Palmieri
16 Court Street
Brooklyn NY 11241
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