Unofficial Boss Takes on Traffic

Citizen puts himself in charge of guiding traffic Thursday at a busy Jericho Turnpike intersection in Huntington.

A mechanic at the nearby Honda Dealership took it upon himself to direct traffic at the intersection of Dix Hills Road and Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Thursday, where the traffic light is not working because of Hurricane Sandy.

The busy intersection has been notorious for accidents.

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Marita Eybergen November 01, 2012 at 07:54 PM
People make me sick sometimes. NY State law: If light is out it becomes a 4 way stop. But some people only think of themselves. It is such a shame that this guy has to do something that we should know already. Just hope he stays safe.
Peter Walden November 01, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Hold on a second, you are a people also and probably tet when you drive, but this guy made up his own sign and took it on his own to guide the drivers so there would not be an accident....and you know what they stopped when held up the sign and proceded when he said it was clear to do so. There were no accidents no horn blowing only " sick people" , as you call them, praiseing him for what he was doing.
Mike November 02, 2012 at 12:02 AM
if anyone doesnt obey his sign or he fails to make a correct decision and somebody crashes, he is screwed. all they need to say is a guy standing in the middle of the road holding a cardboard sign with "stop" written in crayon was directing traffic. im sure he would be held liable if anything happens. sad but true.
Ann Walker November 02, 2012 at 12:50 AM
I drove right by this guy. It was the best idea thus far because when I went through that intersection yesterday it was a game of dodge ems. Today was smooth sailing.
Susan Lenihan, PT, CLTC November 02, 2012 at 03:31 AM
My daughter and I also drove through this intersection while he was working. Everyone was orderly and he's the only reason we were able to make a left turn. Kudos to a good samaritan for doing a great job. Northport has been putting out reflective barrels with either 2 way or 4 way stop signs to remind people that they're supposed to stop before proceeding when the light isn't working. It seems to have been working for the most part. I was very relieved to see that most of our (Northport's) stop lights working again. Jericho Tpke in Huntington is slowly getting it's power and traffic lights back again as well.
A.P. November 02, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Great job; good citizen award for this guy.
Amy November 02, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I too drove through his intersection yesterday. I was so thankful for him!! I told everyone I spoke with how great it was to see someone volunteer especially at that busy and potentially dangerous interaection. I agree, he deserves a good citizen award. :)
Ralph Nader November 08, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Great job,although risky he deserves to be credited for being a good citizen in a time of need. Huntington Honda should be proud to have an employee as such.
Frances Burns November 09, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Way to go jimbo, you are a great brother and friend and all around great person. You hold your head up high.Even when people aren't looking,GOD is.. When you do the right thing the right thing happens.. I love your spirit!!!!!!! Love Francie xoxo


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