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Camillus - increased traffic = increased accidents

At the last town board meeting, Jim Salanger addressed police Chief Thomas Winn about the large amount of accidents that occur on Onondaga Road between Milton Avenue and Gulf Road.

Winn agreed that there were a number of accidents on the road, which is highly traveled.

In 2006, there were 31 accidents reported on Onondaga Road, nine of which were personal injury accidents.

Many of the accidents occurred at the Milton Avenue and West Genesee Street intersections

"As the population of the town increases, there is increased traffic and this increases the probability of more accidents," Winn said. "We will increase the presence on that stretch of road, but we can't prevent every accident. What we can do is cite motorists for speeding or disobeying traffic signals."

According to the Camillus Police Department it is important for drivers in the area to obey traffic signals and be aware of increased traffic, especially when turning off of side streets on to highly traveled roads.

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