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Suffolk Legislator Nick Caracappa Holds Press Conference for Crash Site Clean-Up Bill (NY)


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On Wednesday September 7th at 12:30 p.m., Suffolk County Legislator Nick Caracappa will be holding a press conference for his “Crash Site Clean Up” bill.
Legislator Nick Caracappa introduced a much needed law that will continue to make our county roads safer and cleaner for all Suffolk County residents. Today, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously voted in favor of Legislator Caracappa’s local law stating that tow truck operators called to the scene of an accident or disablement shall clean up any debris in the surrounding area resulting from the vehicle(s) they are towing to the satisfaction of the law enforcement or authorized representative on the scene. This includes cleaning up any oil, coolant, or gas that the vehicle(s) involved spilled on the road. Also, the tow truck operators will now be required to carry a liquid absorbing substance, shovel, broom, and a container to collect debris.
Legislator Caracappa stated “this bill also addresses the cleanup of traffic control materials such as flares, caution tape and any other objects foreign to the normal roadway and identifies the responsible parties for doing so”. “Remaining accident debris in our roadways becomes a dangerous hazard for motor vehicles and even more so for motorcycles”. “It is incumbent upon all parties to ensure the safest possible passage for our families, friends and loved ones.”
Legislator Caracappa extended his gratitude to all those who cooperated and assisted in moving this important legislation forward including, Suffolk County Department of Public Works Commissioner Joseph Brown, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison and Association of Municipal Employees (AME) President Dan Levler.
Therefore, the purpose of this law is to ensure that the area/scene will be swept and left clean and free from debris so as to protect the public and future vehicles traveling in the area.
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