Do You Think Sound Avenue Is Safe?

In light of a number of recent tragedies, do you think something can be done to improve safety on the road?

Sound Avenue was originally built as a simple farmers' road, a winding, quiet back road meant to link Riverhead and Southold -- and never designed to handle the amount of traffic it now sees on a daily basis, officials say.

Over time, with the number of people using the road spiking sharply, and, with the number of tragic accidents mounting on Sound Avenue, some believe that officials should take a look at the dangerous curves on the dark and winding road, with an eye toward enhanced safety for drivers.

What do you think? Do you feel that Sound Avenue is a dangerous road? What would you like to see happen, to make it safer for everyone? Do you drive on Sound Avenue, or do you prefer New York State Route 25? Share your thoughts on this subject in the comments section. 

Harley P Abrams October 04, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I fully agree with Ms Peters and Mr Tuthill. The things I might suggest is to put up a few more street lights on some of the really sharp curves, widen the road a little in a few spots, AND if it won't kill tooooo much property straighten a few of the curves. I think we ALL need to be more aware of our fellow drivers on the road and maybe slow down a bit when things get wet, foggy, and/or dark ! ! !
Chris M October 04, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Do those things and drivers will only feel comfortable going even faster. Stick to the speed limit and you won't have any problems. 40-45 is fine for every curve on Sound Avenue.
shane October 04, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Absolutely Chris observing the speed limit and paying attention if you know what I mean sound avenue is fine, this question that something could be done to make it safer is nonsense, though it pains me to hear of these deaths someone irresponsible caused those deaths, disrespect of the road and the immense responsibility when it comes to driving anywhere should be made known to the public after the investigation. These accidents would be nothing if we were all bumper to bumper driving 10 mph, think about it
Marie Klages October 05, 2012 at 05:52 AM
I believe that if you are following the speed limits and watching for deer you should be fine. The only thing I would suggest is a light at the intersection of Twomey Rd and Sound Ave right in front of the Cooperage Inn. There are times you can sit for at least 10 minutes waiting to get onto Sound Ave. due to the amount of traffic. Other than that I think if you are alert and considerate to other drivers you should be fine.
A.N.Other October 05, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Let not be too hasty in changing the character of the North Fork. I know we can't educate every driver to be alert, follow the speed limits and dip their high beams. My daughter lives in Wading River and we live in Aquebogue, usually we take Sound Ave. but I am having second thoughts after dark. A few more street lights and better reflectors on turns might help.As many have said, it's not the road it's the drivers.


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