Speed limits set by DOT, not towns
September 29, 2014 In New York state, the statutory speed limit on all roads is 55 mph unless otherwise posted on an authorized regulatory sign. more »»
Don’t ‘drive’ in a center turn lane
August 25, 2014 If you only want to read the first sentence of this article, then here’s the main point: Don’t drive more than two to three car lengths in the two-way left-turn lane. more »»
Is it worth the pass?
August 4, 2014 Passing is something all drivers have to do on occasion. When we are driving on a four-lane road, it can be fairly easy and not particularly stressfu. more »»
Case study interesting, VTL complex
July 28, 2014 A recent collision in a crosswalk in the village of Malone (although it could be in any village) gives a glimpse of just how complex Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) can b. more »»
No accidents — just crashes or collisions
July 21, 2014 When a motor vehicle hits another motor vehicle, when a driver loses control while negotiating a curve or when a vehicle skids off a snow-covered road, they are called “accidents. more »»
Center turn lanes still incorrectly used
July 14, 2014 Center, or “two-way left-turn” (TWLT) lanes, have been part of pavement markings for decades. They are prevalent in Franklin County’s three largest villages and are common in every city I know o. more »»
Enforcement key to modifying driver behavior
June 30, 2014 You are a passenger in a car being driven by a friend of yours. As the two of you are driving along, your friend receives a call on his cell phone, taking it out of his pocket to answer the call. more »»
State police combat traffic violations
June 16, 2014 Eight thousand seven hundred forty one —?this is the number of traffic tickets written in 2013 by New York State Police in Franklin County, according to Major Rick Smith, Commander of Troop B in a... more »»
Students savvy about distracted driving
June 2, 2014 On May 22, the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board held its annual awards breakfast, where recognition is given to the top enforcement officers from each enforcement agency in the county. more »»
Keeping teens safe — what can parents do?
May 26, 2014 Last week’s “Safety on the Roads” column was about keeping teen drivers safe, listing the characteristics of teen drivers that are contributing factors in their above-normal crash rate, and... more »»
Keeping teen drivers safe
May 19, 2014 After a very informative visit to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Virginia, I brought back important safety information from the... more »»
Acronym agencies do much for auto safety
May 12, 2014 If you’re a frequent, or even an occasional reader or these weekly articles on traffic law and traffic safety, you have seen references to information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety... more »»
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Food: The Next Challenge to Our Economy?
July 28, 2014 Some projections indicate we will be a planet of nearly 9 billion people.
If that is true, feeding everyone may become a serious problem. more »