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Speeds in downtown Malone not as fast as some think

July 27, 2012 Complaints of high speeds in downtown Malone are frequent. However, with so much traffic along Main Street (U.S. Route 11), it defies logic to think speeds are as high as some repute it to be. more »»

Mobile work zones are unique

July 21, 2012 We, as drivers, are familiar with work zones, but we think of them as stationary, like repair of a bridge, or for paving a section of a road. more »»

Why bicyclists, in-line skaters ride with traffic

July 7, 2012 In spite of numerous articles stating vehicle and traffic law that requires bicyclists and in-line skaters must ride with traffic, there are many cyclists, adults and children, riding on the wrong... more »»

Just how long is that line anyway?

June 30, 2012 As we drive along our state and county highways, we take for granted the center yellow lines that help us stay on our side of the road and let us know when we can pass or when we shouldn’t. more »»

DOT to improve traffic flow at Malone intersection

June 23, 2012 The traffic signal at the intersection of W. Main St./Brewster St./Academy St. will be modified by the state Department of Transportation shortly after school is out for the summer. more »»

Blocking an intersection is illegal

June 16, 2012 Driving is filled with daily frustrations, but one of the most irritating ones is when you cannot proceed on a green light when vehicles are blocking the road you must cross because of traffic backup. more »»

Dealing with emergencies

June 9, 2012 If you drive long enough (and that probably won’t be very long), you will undoubtedly encounter some type of emergency, and it’s good practice to know what to do when it happens. more »»

Ontario, Quebec driving laws similar to New York

June 2, 2012 Since Franklin County borders Quebec and Ontario provinces, it is prudent to know the similarities and the differences in their vehicle and traffic laws and regulation. more »»

Railroads require safety

May 24, 2012 At a recent Malone Rotary Club meeting, a speaker from CSX, the federal freight railroad system, addressed Rotarians about “Operation Lifesaver”, a safety program about railroads. more »»

Road signs 101

May 19, 2012 Road Signs 101? What could there be about road signs that any driver doesn’t already know? Well, the way so many motorists drive, it is obvious that many don’t know the rules of the road, so why... more »»

Pedestrians vs. vehicles — Know the laws

May 12, 2012 On April 24th in the Village of Malone, 12 tickets were issued to motorists during a four-hour period for failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. more »»

Roundabouts are far safer than traditional intersections

May 5, 2012 Roundabouts are vastly safer than traditional intersections. Don’t like them? You will once you get used to them. more »»

Wipers, snow and fog equal headlights

April 28, 2012 Why do trains run with their headlights on? Answer: better visibility. Why do interstate buses (Greyhound, Trailways etc.) run with their headlights on? Better visibilit. more »»

Construction season begins; work zone laws reviewed

April 21, 2012 Three New York State Department of Transportation workers were killed in May 2005 by a commercial bus speeding through a work zone on Interstate 81 in the town of Chenango (near Binghamton). more »»

Sharing the road with Amish buggies

April 14, 2012 Last week’s traffic safety article was about sharing the road with bicycles, in-line skaters, and pedestrians. more »»

Share the road with bicycles, skaters and pedestrians

April 7, 2012 With the stretch of warm weather last month, it’s time to remind motorists that, by law, roads (except for interstate highways and expressways) are to be shared with bicycles, in-line skaters and... more »»

Custom window tinting could be a violation

March 24, 2012 Springtime in the North Country, coupled with students going to Florida for Spring Break, can spell trouble when someone takes their car to a shop for the purpose of applying more “tint” to their... more »»

Turning vehicles must yield to pedestrians

March 17, 2012 One of the most frequent complaints from pedestrians crossing streets at intersections where there are pedestrian crossing signals is that they nearly got hit by a turning vehicle. more »»

85th percentile important to setting speed limits

March 10, 2012 If you are a frequent reader of these articles on traffic law and traffic safety, you have seen numerous references to the “85th percentile speed. more »»

Test your V&T IQ — answers, round 2

March 3, 2012 Last week we presented 20 questions plus a bonus question on vehicle and traffic law and safety. Today we give you the answers. 1. more »»



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