‘Dangerous’ intersection of Queen Anne Road and Route 4 under review in Teaneck
The intersection of Queen Anne Road and Route 4 in Teaneck is being reviewed by officials after complaints that the area is dangerous to the public.
A recent traffic study found that about 25,000 vehicles travel through the intersection in a five-day period. There have been 16 accidents there since 2012 and four fatalities since December 2015.
Neighbors say that they are also concerned about safety because the area is right by several homes as well as Teaneck High School.
"I wait a little longer than I would at a stop, because sometimes you'll stop like a regular stop sign and you try to go through but another car will come flying down," says student Rebekah Jones.
Deputy Mayor Elie Katz says that he thinks that what makes the intersection dangerous is not so much high speeds, but the many different angles and directions cars can travel in the area. He says that the town is working with engineers and the police department to see what they can do to make the intersection safer.
"I'm amazed there haven't been more than 16 accidents but even one accident is too many," Katz says.
Residents started a petition last month calling for action after a three-car accident at the intersection. Fairleigh Dickinson University students collected about 1,500 signatures after a grad student was killed there last November.