Typical for West Shore Road

50 views | July 9, 2022

Incident type: Close pass/Bad driving
Location of incident: West Shore Road, Mill Neck, New York 11765, United States

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West Shore Road is the only connecting link between Oyster Bay, NY and Bayville, NY. When Superstorm Sandy wiped out the road, it was put back with a pedestrian path. So for my commute to my family's house I use the roadway for this stretch. Can't say I am surprised with this pass, yet surprised that there wasn't a crash with the blind corner. I cut the video down, yet thankfully the next car was an 1/8 of a mile down the road. So a tip of the iceberg situation. Not a close call, yet close pass, and not a full crash, yet still an incident that is the accepted normal for this stretch of road.

Because I know this corner, I have had close calls prior, and NY state allows for me to take the lane to the furthest right where deemed safe by the rider; I held to the left a lot. Prior close calls that I didn't post were chicken runs and I almost ate the crash rail. West Shore used to be a 45MPH road too. In the past 2 years it dropped to 35MPH. Yet look at this road profile, its hard to not let the horses loose a little bit. I just wish it wasn't an accepted occurence where other legal road users were put in danger.
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