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Middletown, NY - NYSP Superintendent Meets Community Emergency Personal To Address Summer Safety

Published on: June 17, 2008 02:19 PM
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Middletown, NY - As occurs every year, an extremely vital Jewish community public safety meeting was held today at Middletown Police Headquarters, with Hatzalah members from the state of New York , community activists, law enforcement officials and emergency personnel of upstate New York in attendance.  Participants came from as near and far as Kingston, Liberty, Putnam, Ulster, Sullivan, Rockland, Orange, Greene,  and other neighboring counties.  Police chiefs, sheriffs, captains and sergeants addressed the most important safety issues for the upcoming season, when thousands of Jews travel upstate for the summer months. 
The recurring theme of this meeting was the magnitude of saving lives.  Taking proper precautions can prevent numerous unfortunate calamities:

      Seatbelts and car seats are significant issues that cannot be stressed strongly enough.  Buckle up and save lives—it’s that simple!
      Do not pack your minivan with more than the allotted seats; one person per seatbelt. Overcrowding your vehicle is a dangerous hazard.
      Additionally, talking on the phone while driving is a tremendous distraction.  We need drivers to stay focused on the road and on driving carefully.  One negligent driver alone can cause horrific damage to an untold amount of innocent bystanders and vehicle occupants. 

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This year’s event was particularly special, as the recently elected State Police Superintendent attended for the first time, saying he wanted to get to know the Jewish community’s issues and pledging to visit several summer camps in upcoming months to better know their needs.

One matter strongly stressed was the New York State Police’s new construction-zone speed-enforcement unit, which, the superintendent advised, will be in full force this summer rigorously monitoring vehicle speeding and prosecuting violators. 

A second Jewish-community issue raised was the serious problem of children placing 911 calls.  State Police brass strongly urged that all camps and parents repeatedly educate their children regarding this matter.

Finally, the issue of gang-related activity in Monticello was brought up, with law-enforcement personnel asserting that an active crack-down is under way.



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 Jun 17, 2008 at 02:39 PM Anonymous Says:

maybe they can do something to prevent all the speeding tickets they give us yidden during the summer.

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 02:53 PM Overnight kigel Says:

To anon at 2:39. You can do something to prevent all of the speeding tickets; you can follow the speed limit. On Route 17 it is 65 MPH in most areas. If you are doing less than 70, you most likely will not get pulled over. 70 is pretty fast for that highway. Every weekend, when I go back and forth, I witnees numerous frum people speeding, often at speeds well above 75. It is dangerous and shows a complete disregard for everyone else, especialy when you are yapping on the cell phone and not wearing a seat belt.

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 02:57 PM dreidel Says:

If the tickets make the roads a little safer it pays. think about it, how much would u give to help a yid that was ח"ו injured in an accident.

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 02:59 PM Anonymous Says:

It would be no problem IF YOU DO NOT SPEED

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 03:09 PM Logic Says:

If you don't speed, you won't get a ticket. Chachma.

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 03:38 PM Anonymous Says:

"it is better to lose a minute of your life than your life in a minute"

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 04:02 PM Anonymous Says:

"it is better to lose a minute of your life than your life in a minute"

WHAT A MEANINGFULL EXPRESSION...

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 04:47 PM Anonymous Says:

4:02 very clever words.

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 05:17 PM Anonymous Says:

If you do the math the difference between 65 and 75 miles per hour on a 110 mile trip is a difference of 0.23 minutes. Speeding and killing yourself is not worth it.


The ticket, the points, the waste in time while being pulled over........


IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!

OBEY THE LAWS.


IF YOU YAP ON TH PHONE WE ALL HOPE YOU GET CAUGHT
AND PUNISHED WITH A FINE.

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 06:54 PM MDN Says:

23 minutes is a lot for NY'ers... Speeding kills, that's agiven, but pointig out that you will gain 23 minutes is silly

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 Jun 18, 2008 at 01:30 AM Anonymous Says:

Its so nice to see a good asken like abe working with the n.y.s.p. Finley

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 Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00 PM Anonymous Says:

I agree Abe Friedman and his father Mordchi is one of a kind , and we all need them to work with the State Police !

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