The speed limit on-site is 30 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
The Laboratory Protection Division manages the enforcement of the BNL Traffic Safety requirements, which are developed using the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws as a guide. To drive on-site, all drivers must have a valid operator's license. Non-residents or visitors from another country who have a valid operator's license may legally drive in New York State. If you become a resident of New York State, you have thirty days after establishing residency to apply for a New York State driver’s license.
All BNL and non-BNL staff must follow the requirements below. Failure to follow them will result in a citation being issued for a traffic violation and disciplinary action.
You must be properly qualified to operate a motor vehicle on-site. Ensure your driver’s license, vehicle inspection, and insurance are current and available for inspection. States that do not require insurance for their motor vehicles are exempt from having to provide proof. The Laboratory Protection Division maintains a list of these states for verification.
Stop for a pedestrian who enters a crosswalk, no matter on which side of the street the pedestrian enters. Other important crosswalk rules of etiquette that are based on respect for others are the following:
Pedestrians and wildlife must be given every consideration when they are crossing the road on-site or off-site. The Lab has a large population of deer, wild turkey, fox and geese.
Park on-site only on paved or stone covered areas and only where it does not interfere with the flow of traffic or with the movement of emergency vehicles.
Parking is specifically prohibited:
Personal vehicles must be registered with the Laboratory Protection Division (LPD). You will receive a vehicle sticker that must be attached to the back of the rear view mirror of your vehicle.
The Lab Protection Division must be notified immediately at 344-2238 after any accident involving a vehicle or bicycle on-site or a government vehicle off-site.
Right-of-Way must be followed at all times. Fire trucks, police vehicles, ambulances and utility emergency vehicles have the Right-of-Way on-site. All other vehicles shall move to the side of the road and stop when such emergency vehicles approach. Emergency vehicles shall display flashing red lights and use sirens.
The Lab Protection Division monitors the speed of traffic on-site and tickets those who exceed the posted speed limits. Driving safely is everyone's responsibility, whether it is on the BNL site, or anywhere else. It is imperative for all employees, visitors, users, and guests to understand the traffic requirements and follow the established traffic safety rules.
It is strongly recommended that you contact a local driving school to provide driving lessons for those who have little or no driving experience.
NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not imply an endorsement by Brookhaven National Laboratory or Brookhaven Science Associates.
|Defensive Driving School, Middle Island||631-924-5422|
|East End Driving School, Riverhead||631-878-2833|
|E-Z Auto School, Medford||631-475-5054|
|Shore Driving School, Coram||631-696-1829|
|Suffolk Auto Driving School, Lake Grove||631-588-7575|
|Turning Point Driving School, Miller Place||631-744-5400|