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Traffic lessons from an old pro, Santa

December 22, 2012 Would you agree that, however good we may think we are as drivers, we can always learn from someone that has far more experience than we do, and has driven many times more miles and has never had... more »»

Snowplowing operations required — don’t complicate it

December 15, 2012 As winter has arrived, we as drivers need snowplowing and deicing operations, and we want them to be done by the time we are ready to drive. more »»

Crash avoidance features really do work

December 8, 2012 About four years ago, a “Did You Know” article discussed the emergence of several safety innovations that were just becoming available on new vehicle. more »»

Study confirms raising posted speed is appropriate

December 1, 2012 If you are a consistent reader of these weekly articles, you are aware of the importance of the 85th percentile speed (the speed at or below which 85 percent of the free-flowing vehicles travel) in... more »»

Research program studies driver behavior

November 24, 2012 I recently attended an interesting presentation by the National Academy of Sciences on a study of driver behavior at the October state Traffic Safety Symposium in Lake Placid. more »»

Coming soon — Winter driving

November 17, 2012 Like it or not, winter driving is about to hit us (or maybe already has), and so are the usual increase in crashes, as we all but refuse to drive more slowly and carefully, or leave in time to get... more »»

Pavement lines important to orderly traffic, safety

November 10, 2012 The yellow and white lines on our streets and highways are helpful to us as drivers to define where we are supposed to drive. However, not all drivers know exactly what all the lines are for. more »»

Deer vs. vehicle collisions peak in the fall

November 3, 2012 Fall is the time of year with the highest risk for a vehicle-deer collision, with November being the riskiest month. The months with the most crash deaths coincide with fall breeding season. more »»

Be the best driver you can be

October 27, 2012 Did you ever play any sports, either in school or after graduation? The answer to this question is likely yes for 99 out of 100 persons. more »»

Trust your fellow drivers — you have no other choice!

October 20, 2012 Question! Do you trust the other drivers on the road to drive safely? Many would answer “no” to this question, offering something like “I don’t trust any other driver; that’s why I drive... more »»

Basic tenets of traffic safety

October 13, 2012 Past “Did You Know” articles have dealt at length with proper setting of speed limits on our highways. more »»

Tweens need to be buckled up, too

October 6, 2012 Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injuries for tweens in NYS. Tweens are defined as children from 8 to 12 years of age. more »»

Island serious about illegally passing stopped school buses

September 29, 2012 I recently returned from a lengthy trip (2,500 miles) to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. more »»

Misuse of two-way left turn lanes continues

September 22, 2012 A few weeks ago I was traveling westbound on West Main Street Road, Malone, along “commercial row” where the fast food restaurants and car dealers are located, when I spotted a vehicle traveling... more »»

Anti-lock brakes — know how to use them

September 15, 2012 I was recently involved in a traffic safety discussion about the proper use of anti-lock brakes (ABS), now standard equipment on most, if not all cars. more »»

Fatal crashes happen here, too

September 8, 2012 We in northern Franklin County have been hit hard by several traffic crashes in less than one week, resulting in five fatalities. more »»

Red light cameras have solid support

September 1, 2012 Last week’s article discussed some of the relatively easy ways that we can reduce vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. more »»

Texting, cell phone use while driving impossible to stop

August 24, 2012 We all know texting and cell phone use is dangerous while driving. So, we pass laws that make it a violation. more »»

Child restraint recommendations

August 18, 2012 Child safety seats are required by law in every state. However, to parents, these laws can be confusing, and correct installation of a child safety seat can be challenging. more »»

Courteous drivers cause dangerous situations

August 11, 2012 A two-car crash in June on W. Main St. more »»



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