September 30, 2013
Traffic backs up in Lake George Village during the recent Adirondack Nationals Car Show. Local officials are concerned about the lawless behavior occurring during the annual car show which attracts tens of thousands of people. The problems are not associated with those registered for the car show, but people who come to town and drive recklessly — some spinning their tires and skidding around on highways, others doing burnouts that emit clouds of noxious smoke.
Besides vehicle ‘burnouts’ or extreme tire spinning, threats to public safety associated with the Adirondack Nationals Car Show Weekend in Lake George Village include traffic gridlock which can prevent fire trucks and ambulances from responding to emergencies. A variety of public safety officials have notified the village of the hazards involved, and the village has received a record number of complaints of problems associated with the 2013 show weekend — reportedly the event’s largest in its history. The show was held this year from Sept. 6 through Sept. 8.