Girl's letter prompts town to install 'child at play' signs

A 7-year-old girl's plea to help keep kids in her neighborhood safe was answered by officials in one Long Island town.

Video Transcript

- Well, a seven-year-old girl's plea to help keep kids in her neighborhood safe was answered by officials in one town on Long Island. Isabella Marroquine wrote a letter to the Town of Hempstead, asking for a sign to remind drivers to slow down and today, Hempstead officials unveiled two children at play signs near her home on Greengrow Avenue in Uniondale.

Isabella's mother says that her daughter was inspired to act on her concerns by a social studies lesson about writing a letter to the editor.

- They just don't care about like the kids being in the middle of the street or if they're walking. And so my daughter always said that she was concerned. And this was just-- I think this was the time for her to write the letter.

- How great is that? Isabella's mom says the sign is going to be a good thing for the neighborhood. She also says she's proud of her daughter. And she thinks the sign is just the beginning for Isabella, who she says is always very outspoken.