I recently met with Long Beach Streets NY at Gentle Brew where we got into an interesting conversation regarding the speeding issue in Long Beach. We talked a lot about the lowering of speed limits and what kind of impact it has made. While I do agree it’s a step in the right direction, most drivers are still not obeying that law. Why? Because they know they can get away with speeding. I see it all the time, whether I’m in the Presidents area or Park Avenue. What driving in Long Beach really lacks is fear.
Malverne and Garden City are two examples of local towns that we talked about where you obey the speeding laws, no matter what. I know when I’m in those areas, I always get that feeling that I’m being watched; as if the fear of getting pulled over is imprinted into my driving-DNA. I feel none of that when I drive in Long Beach.