The volume of traffic is bad enough. Add to that excessive speed and inexperience and it equals a lot of death.
"Long Island" is an island in the U.S. states/U.S. state of New York. Stretching northeast from New York Harbor into the Atlantic Ocean, the island comprises four County/counties, including two (Kings and Queens) that form the New York City Borough (New York City)/boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, and two (Nassau County, New York/Nassau and Suffolk County, New York/Suffolk) that are farther out on the island and mainly suburban. Although all four counties are part of the greater New York metropolitan area, the name "Long Island" is often incorrectly used to refer to only Nassau and Suffolk counties, as distinct from the counties lying within New York City proper. North of the island is Long Island Sound, across which are the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
With a Census-estimated population of 7,740,208 in 2013, embodying nearly 40% of New York State's population, Long Island is the List of islands by population/most populated island in any U.S. state or territory, and the 17th-most populous island in the world (ahead of Ireland, Jamaica, and Hokkaido/Hokkaid?). Its List of islands by population density/population density is .
If it were a U.S. state, Long Island would rank List of U.S. states by population/13th in population (after Virginia) and List of U.S. states by population density/first in population density.More Long Island on Wikipedia.