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Accident versus crash — is there a difference?

March 30, 2015 In our everyday language, most people refer to incidents when a vehicle hits another vehicle or an object along the roadside, as “accidents”, but is this term really descriptive? In traffic safety,... more »»

 
 
 
First move forward reduces backing crashes

March 16, 2015 Did you know that the average driver operates a vehicle in reverse for only about one mile annually, yet statistics show that 25 to 30 percent of all crashes occur while vehicles are backing up? ... more »»

Franklin Co. crash data remains relatively constant

March 9, 2015 Crash statistics for Franklin County for the year 2013, compiled by the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, have just been released, and they show little variation from 2011 and... more »»

Intersections mean heightened danger in winter

March 2, 2015 January and February have been a challenge to highway crews this year for sure, mainly because we haven’t had a major thaw, snow events have been significant, and the Northeast has experienced... more »»

Be the driver you want your teens to be

February 16, 2015 I came across a great article on distracted driving written by Joel Feldman in the winter 2014 edition of Drive magazine from Subar. more »»

Don’t move your child from booster seat too soon

February 9, 2015 Deciding when to switch a child from a booster seat to an adult safety belt alone is still confusing for many parent. more »»

Underride crash safety into large trucks improving

February 2, 2015 With so many tractor-trailers on the roads, the potential for a vehicle hitting the truck from behind is increasin. more »»

Test your V&T Law IQ —?Round 5 answers

January 26, 2015 Last week we presented 20 questions on Vehicle and Traffic Law and traffic safety. Hopefully you took the test and saved your answers. more »»

Test your Vehicle & Traffic Law I.Q., round 5

January 19, 2015 An annual feature of this weekly column is the 20-question quiz on vehicle and traffic law and traffic control devices. more »»

Eight years, more than 400 articles, and still counting

January 12, 2015 On Jan. 22, 2007, the first of these weekly columns was sent to several newspapers in Franklin County and a handful of traffic safety agencies as well. more »»

Follow-up to recent article warranted

January 5, 2015 A “Safety on the Road” article that ran in the Malone and Saranac Lake newspapers on Monday, Dec. 8 warrants additional information. more »»

Operation Get Home Safely for New Year’s Eve

December 29, 2014 The Franklin County Traffic Safety Board, in conjunction with the law firm of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & Hunter, will sponsor a taxi service on New Year’s Eve in Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and... more »»

Santa talks safety before big trip

December 22, 2014 As author of these weekly articles on vehicle and traffic law and traffic safety, I have garnered many interesting experiences in the interest of safety. more »»

Buckle up, slow down, pay attention and arrive alive

December 15, 2014 Does this headline sound like just another safety tip, just like all the ones you get constantly from so many sources? Perhaps it does, but read further. This headline is from an article written by H. more »»

Municipalities must follow MUTCD but often don’t

December 8, 2014 As I travel around the county, I find that many small municipalities (towns and villages) don’t always follow the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. more »»

How fast is too fast?

December 1, 2014 If you are at least 30 years old, you will likely remember when the maximum speed limit throughout the entire United States was 55 mph, even on interstate highways. more »»

Snow disposal responsibilities for property owners

November 24, 2014 Now that “snow season” is upon us, the Traffic Safety Board, in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation and all municipalities, want to remind everyone that during winter months, sno... more »»

Adaptive cruise control —? check it out for your next car

November 17, 2014 Are you a driver that uses cruise control whenever possible? If so, you may want to consider “adaptive cruise control” on your next car. more »»

History of the nation’s highway system

October 27, 2014 Have you ever thought about our nation’s highways and the numbering system used? Most drivers are aware that the numbering system on interstate highways follows some logic, but beyond that, we reall... more »»

DWI sanctions to increase Nov. 1

October 13, 2014 Driving-while-intoxicated laws and sanctions are tough in New York state, and with the signing by Governor Cuomo of what is known as Vince’s Law, sanctions will get even tougher. more »»

Teen crashes —?fall graduated licensing credited

October 6, 2014 Some good news in the world of driving for a change —?U.S. teenagers are crashing less often. more »»

 
 
 

 

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