Dyker Heights residents worried about unsafe intersections, speeding drivers

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DYKER HEIGHTS -

Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge residents are worried about dangerous intersections in their neighborhoods that cause an alarming amount of accidents.

Cars can be seen zooming along 10th and 11th avenues, some rolling through stop signs.

A total of 18 people were injured along the stretch from 75th to 85th streets last year alone, according to Department of Transportation statistics.

The local community board says these stats show the need for more stop signs or traffic lights.

News 12 put drivers going by to the test, finding a dozen cars going at least 10 mph above the speed limit in just a 10-minute period.

The problem isn't just limited to Dyker Heights -- DOT stats show there were more than 3,000 traffic collisions in the 68th Precinct between 2017 and 2018, far above the New York City average.

Residents are pleading for drivers to slow down, before someone is more seriously injured or killed.

The DOT tells News 12 they will continue to work with the community to identify locations for potential safety improvements.

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