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Safety on the Roads, by Dave Werner

Obstructing traffic at an intersection is illegal

Driving is filled with frustrations every day, but one of the most irritating ones is when you cannot proceed on a green light when other vehicles are blocking the road you must cross because of traffic backup. A similar situation is when you want to turn left onto a street, but you can’t ...

Traffic control is always a compromise

Because of a wide variety of users, traffic control is an ongoing compromise by authorities that control signs, signals and pavement markings. Think about it — traffic control would be much simpler if there were only vehicles to consider. But there’s a whole lot more. We must consider all ...

Burma-Shave’s roadside signs

In June, a “Safety on the Roads” article included 15-20 Burma-Shave roadside signs which were popular in the middle of the last century, before there were interstates and when everyone drove the old two-lane roads. These signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers’ ...

Horse and buggy crashes prompt search for solutions

Last week’s article was about horse and buggy crashes in Yates County in the Finger Lakes Region south of Rochester. Today’s article will be about possible solutions to reduce vehicle-buggy crashes statewide. To better deal with what often causes a vehicle-horse buggy collision, Yates ...

Horse and buggy crashes are widespread problem

In mid-June, a vehicle traveling at approximately 50 mph rear-ended a horse and buggy on state Route 364 in Yates County. The buggy was traveling at about 7 to 10 mph. The collision resulted in the death of a 67-year-old woman in the buggy. Her husband, the driver of the horse and buggy, was ...

School has resumed: school speed limits are in effect

School has begun this year with in-class learning after a year of hybrid learning. Thus, school speed limits are in effect on school days. Some of our school speed zones are controlled by flashing beacons that mandate the school speed limit “WHEN FLASHING” rather than specific times. ...