Woman leads crusade to stop speeding in Valley Cottage

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A Valley Cottage resident is leading a one-woman crusade to slow down drivers.

Helene Saidi, who lives off Route 303, says she has asked police in the area numerous times to monitor the speeding on the road and they have not been very responsive.

According to Saidi, police told her they would send a patrol car that would sit in her driveway to prevent speeders, but they have yet to act on that promise. So Saidi has taken this matter into her own hands. She has created a hashtag and bumper stickers reminding drivers that if they speed lives at risk. All she asks is that the drivers slow down.

“I panic when I pull in my driveway,” says Saidi. “I would like a light or some kind of signal to know drivers are being monitored. Not after-the-fact but before something else happens.”

This road is technically a state road. It begins in Bergen County, NJ at the base of the Tappan Zee Bridge and continues through Rockland County into Valley Cottage.

Saidi says she’s not sure whether local or state police are responsible for the roadway, but she hopes action is taken soon.

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