RYE, N.Y. - Six years after Jimmy and Maggie Amico's 10-year-old son Jarrid was tragically struck and killed by an 82-year-old driver in front of their home on Midland Avenue, Rye has answered the couple's pleas by installing a stop sign on the corner of Palisade Road to help increase traffic safety.
Although the sign was installed on Monday, it's not yet permanent as the city will use the next few months to evaluate traffic patterns before presenting the City Council with a permanent recommendation.
"I always believed that this day would come," Jimmy Amico said. "It's not permanent yet, so I'm just keeping my fingers crossed. It's not really over yet, but it's as close as it's ever been."
Amico said he has been happy with the enforcement so far as a Rye City Police officer has been posted by the stop sign to make sure people are obeying it. Amico thanked a number of elected officials for help getting the pilot program started.
"Catherine Parker has been very supportive and Mayor French has always supported it," Amico said. "Judy Myers has really been the legislative warrior, she played a big part in it."