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More No-Turn Signs Added To Coney Island Avenue, Drivers Still Ignore

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Last week we reported on how each day scores of drivers ignore the new No Left / No U-Turn sign on southbound Coney Island Avenue at Banner Avenue.

Well, the Department of Transportation quickly followed up, adding approximately half a dozen new signs all along the Coney Island Avenue overpass leading up to the intersection. They posted one on every lamppost, and even one dangling from the traffic light.

News 12, meanwhile, went to the intersection to re-report our story without credit check it out, filming video after the new signs had been installed. And, sure enough, they found drivers are still ignoring the signs.

Oh, and DOT did not add a sign on the median, as many of our readers suggested.

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  1.  News12 also thinks they are 5-star reporting and has the nerve to charge nearly $5 a month for access to their website if you are not a cable subscriber. Their loss. I’ll keep my money and go to a news website that doesn’t have an inflamed ego.

  2. Eventually drivers are going to say enough is enough like they are here. Just wait until Vanderbilt Avenue in the city is turned into a pedestrian plaza

  3. I don’t understand the signs. It’s not a u-turn! You’re not going back on the overpass so it’s not a u-turn. The dot screwed up Emmons ave too with the lanes. Everyone ignores those too.

  4. This sign says no left trun atn Banner Ave.  What about turning left onto Guider?  Is that allowed? if so, you will still have the same long lines…

  5. When is the Dept of traffic going to learn that stupid decisions don’t get cooperation of the people.

  6. Like the dumb decision forcing everyone to merge into one lane at Emmons on Sheepshead Bay Road when people double park which is always.

  7. wtf is this? completely retarded? why were these stupid signs put up? if it aint broke, dont fix it

  8. that’s true actually. My dad was going south on coney island, and made the turn so he could get onto the belt parkway toward JFK. he got pulled over and got a ticket… when he went to court, he explained that a U-turn is when you turn around and go back in the same direction you were coming from… it was dismissed.

  9.  Hopefully when the bike nut and the billionaire finish their term we can somewhat get the streets back to normal again.

  10. They recently made that turn to the belt off the Coney Island Bridge illegal. Stupid. No need for it, and I agree, ignore the signs. Enough is enough around here with the unnecessary lights, stop signs, and no turn signs that do not bother anyone. 

  11. The no turn signs are for turns on to Banner and U-turns being made onto the service road along the Coney Island overpass.  This is actually long overdue.  The back up alone on the bridge for those making (now illegal) turns was crazy.  Then the amount of cars deposited on to Banner Avenue was excessive.  Cars would regularly blow by the stop sign at 12th and Banner making a left to head toward Shore Pkwy.  I know many don’t care about the general safety of those people on Banner but this had been a concern for the last two decades.  Dealing with the flood of cars speeding from the car wash on that corner was bad enough.  Now only if that car wash would go out of business.

    Of course the problem will now be the cars that have to go to Guider ave and make the left on to 12th street to head to Shore Pkwy for the Belt entrance will speed through the stop sign at 12th and Banner.

  12. Many drivers in this neighborhood believe that compliance with traffic regulations is optional. It’s like the wild west out there! If a squad car posted at the foot of the bridge started to issue summonses to illegal turners, maybe motorists would be more respectful. 

  13. I saw the sign. No U-Turn. No Left Turn on to Banner Ave. I make the turn on to the service road and was pulled over. I told the cop, I have zero points, I wasn’t in a hurry and would have went down Neptune to where I was going (or any other way) but I explain I did not make a U-Turn and I did not make a left onto Banner. He says “I know what you mean.” Gives me a ticket anyway. Court is in August. The thing is the new sign seems to cause even more traffic by causing a jam between cars going north trying to turn left to the Belt Parkway and cars heading south trying to now turn left on Guider. People can’t drive no matter what. It’d be nice to just get where you’re going without extra signs that no one plans out. Cars turning onto the service road can see oncoming traffic for a mile. The new sign makes it more dangerous and causes more traffic.

    (going to post this in the main thread as well so hopefully all will see)

  14. I saw the sign. No U-Turn. No Left Turn on to Banner Ave. I make the turn on to the service road and was pulled over. I told the cop, I have zero points, I wasn’t in a hurry and would have went down Neptune to where I was going (or any other way) but I explain I did not make a U-Turn and I did not make a left onto Banner. He says “I know what you mean.” Gives me a ticket anyway. Court is in August. The thing is the new sign seems to cause even more traffic by causing a jam between cars going north trying to turn left to the Belt Parkway and cars heading south trying to now turn left on Guider. People can’t drive no matter what. It’d be nice to just get where you’re going without extra signs that no one plans out. Cars turning onto the service road can see oncoming traffic for a mile. The new sign makes it more dangerous and causes more traffic.

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