Residents sound horn on Atlantic Ave. no right-on-red enforcement

Residents who live near Brooklyn Bridge Park want the Department of Transportation to be more strict in enforcing a no right-on-red law on Atlantic Avenue,

BROOKLYN - Residents who live near Brooklyn Bridge Park want the Department of Transportation to be more strict in enforcing a no right-on-red law on Atlantic Avenue, as it makes crossing the street dangerous.

"It's an accident waiting to happen," said Judy Stanton of the Brooklyn Heights Association. Right turns on red are permitted on Atlantic Avenue at the Eastbound BQE on-ramp from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. on weekday mornings, but residents say drivers still go through the light all day, making crossing the street difficult. Pedestrians also complain that even when the rule is enforced, they don't have enough time to cross the street before the light changes.

Neighbors want the poilce to ticket drivers who ignore the sign and want the DOT to make changes as well. However, a representative from the DOT says eliminating rights on red would back up traffic on Atlantic Avenue during the morning rush. In the meantime, it says it will continue to monitor the situation.

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