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Coming: new egnition interlock for all vehicles

January 21, 2012 Devices to keep an impaired driver from starting a vehicle are in use in many states, including New York, but these ignition interlocks are designed for people who already have been convicted of... more »»

Five years of traffic law and safety articles

January 14, 2012 January marks the fifth anniversary of “Did You Know” articles on vehicle and traffic law and traffic safety. more »»

Seat belts: Who is likely not to use them and excuses

January 7, 2012 A “Did You Know” article several weeks ago reviewed the importance of seatbelt use at all times by everyone in a vehicle. more »»

Move over, slow down law expanded

December 31, 2011 Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Article 1144-a of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law will be expanded to include “hazard vehicles displaying one or more amber lights. more »»

Santa is coming — has right-of-way

December 24, 2011 ALERT! ALERT! Christmas Eve is Saturday! Santa will be coming, and coming FAST! He will again be led by Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer, and Rudolph’s nose will be flashing red while he and the othe... more »»

Seatbelts remain best safety feature

December 17, 2011 Even though there are new safety features available on newer vehicles, such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, sideview assist, and adaptive headlights (more on these safety... more »»

Insurance rates escalate with tickets, crashes

December 10, 2011 Several years ago, we produced a “Did You Know” showing how insurance rates rose with traffic violations. more »»

Flashing beacons will improve safety at crosswalk

December 3, 2011 Newly installed flashing beacons on a mast arm over the crosswalk at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. more »»

Snowplowing operations require caution by all

November 26, 2011 As we approach the winter season, and snowplowing operations on streets and roads become frequent again, we all need a refresher course in some of the things to be aware of from the standpoint of... more »»

Board looks to increase south end interest

November 19, 2011 The Franklin County Traffic Safety Board is a group of concerned residents of Franklin County that meet monthly to discuss traffic concerns and solutions. more »»

Changes to Finney Boulevard will improve safety

November 12, 2011 Significant changes made to Finney Blvd. this fall will improve the safety of that portion of Route 30 and correct several inconsistencies. more »»

Deer crashes: what you should know

October 29, 2011 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 »»

Roadway noise increases with vehicle speed

October 22, 2011 “Noise” is defined as unpleasant sound. Roadway noise is the collective sound energy emanating from motor vehicles. more »»

More than one earphone prohibited while driving

October 15, 2011 Have you ever listened to music using earphones while driving? If you have, you violated article 375(24)-a of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic La. more »»

Texting, cell phone bans not working

September 17, 2011 New York state has laws banning the use of portable electronic devices and hand-held cell phone use while driving, but have these laws reduced the crashes resulting from these distractions? As well... more »»

Mercier Bridge traffic improved — restrictions remain

September 10, 2011 The west side of the Mercier Bridge is now open with one lane to westbound (from Montreal to the South shore) traffic effective Sept. 6. more »»

School resumes; safety required

September 3, 2011 The new school year has begun and we, as drivers, need a little refreshing, even though we don’t think we do. more »»

Electronic stability control to be required

August 27, 2011 In May, 2007, a “Did You Know” article touted the safety benefits of Electronic Stability Control and stated that it was standard equipment on about 40 percent of the 2006 passenger vehicles and... more »»

As drivers, what are we thinking about?

August 13, 2011 As author of the weekly “Did You Know” articles, I listen daily to complaints about other drivers doing stupid thing. more »»

Aggravated unlicensed operation explained

August 6, 2011 Frequently, in the police report of our newspapers, we see arrests for “aggravated unlicensed operation. more »»



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