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Speeders, beware

April 7, 2014 You are driving along, not paying much attention to the posted speed limit, when you get pulled over for speeding. The officer gives you a ticket for doing 60 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. more »»

Behind the scenes of crash tests

March 31, 2014 These weekly articles on traffic law and safety often use information provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the institution that crash tests new vehicles and rate them for... more »»

Unauthorized signs prohibited on public roadways

March 24, 2014 Unauthorized signs, often appearing as a “street sign” with the property owner’s name on it, such as “Stanley St. more »»

Unauthorized signs prohibited on public roadways

March 24, 2014 Unauthorized signs, often appearing as a “street sign” with the property owner’s name on it, such as “Stanley St. more »»

Registration of trailers in another state illegal

March 17, 2014 A “Did You Know” article in February, composed of answers to 20 questions on vehicle and traffic law and safety, included an answer to a true/false question about a resident of New York State... more »»

Technology can help curb unsafe driving

March 10, 2014 Everyone is well aware how dangerous impaired driving is and that somewhere between 25 to 35 percent of all fatal crashes are alcohol-related. more »»

Safety board requests input on traffic law

March 3, 2014 Do you have a particular vehicle and traffic law that you feel needs revision? If so, the Traffic Safety Board solicits your inpu. more »»

Pedestrian safety depends on sidewalk conditions

February 24, 2014 In North Country winters, snow falls with regularity, and snow and ice prevail longer than most people lik. more »»

Wintertime rural mailbox responsibilities

February 17, 2014 Recent “Did You Know” articles have reviewed snowplowing operations from the perspective of the snowplow driver and the problems encountered by impatient motorists. more »»

Test your vehicle and traffic law IQ, round 4

February 10, 2014 Last week we presented 20 questions on vehicle and traffic law and traffic safety. Hopefully you took the tes. more »»

Test your vehicle and traffic law IQ, round 4

February 3, 2014 For several years at about this time, we issued a “Did You Know” article with 20 questions on Vehicle & Traffic Law and traffic safety, and gave you an opportunity to answer them. more »»

Speed adaptation reason for major pet peeve

January 27, 2014 One of the more frequent “pet peeves” that readers recently sent me was about drivers entering a highway in front of another vehicle but not getting up to speed quickly, causing the other driver to... more »»

Headlights — what does it take to get drivers to use them?

January 20, 2014 December was snowier than normal. It also had an abundance of dark, cloudy day. more »»

Pet peeves —?Readers speak out

January 13, 2014 In November, a “Did You Know” article began with the assumption that every driver had his/her pet peeves about other drivers, and ran off several of my pet peeves to try to get some attention to thi... more »»

Pet peeves —?Readers speak out

January 10, 2014 In November, a “Did You Know” article began with the assumption that every driver had his/her pet peeves about other drivers, and ran off several of my pet peeves to try to get some attention to thi... more »»

Snowplowing operations need driver cooperation

January 6, 2014 Snowplowing operations usually take place during very poor visibility. more »»

Snow and ice control more sophisticated

December 30, 2013 With winter conditions already upon us, snow and ice control on our streets and highways becomes a priority for highway crews. more »»

Santa says careful planning key to safe travel

December 23, 2013 Christmas is travel time for many Americans, and weather can often be a problem. more »»

Leaving the scene of an incident without reporting

December 16, 2013 If you have been driving for any length of time, it is likely that you have been involved in some type of fender bender or perhaps even a crash involving injury. more »»

Alcohol and driving: How much is too much?

December 9, 2013 In the United States, a 0.08 blood alcohol level is the legal limit for driving while intoxicated. However, legal limits do not define a level below which it is safe to operate a vehicle. more »»

 
 

 

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