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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 »»

Don’t blame snow, ice for your crash

December 2, 2013 Now that winter driving is upon us, we have a bad habit of blaming snowy or icy roads for “causing” traffic crashes —?they don’t! Although we love to blame someone else or something else for our... more »»

Pet peeves — What are yours?

November 25, 2013 Everyone has pet peeves, especially as drivers. I would like to know what other drivers do that really bothers you. more »»

Two new Vehicle and Traffic Laws now in effect

November 18, 2013 There are two new Vehicle and Traffic Laws in New York state that motorists should be aware of. more »»

Distracted driving becoming No. 1 problem

November 11, 2013 I recently attended the annual state Highway Safety Symposium. This year many of the sessions were devoted to the increasing problem of distracted driving and what, if anything, can be done about i. more »»

Speed cameras: Should we use them?

November 4, 2013 Most of us are aware that cameras are used throughout the nation — mostly in larger cities — to reduce red-light running. In fact, more than 500 communities currently use red-light cameras. more »»

Two-way left-turn lanes still misused

October 28, 2013 Those center turn lanes, more properly known as “two-way left turn (TWLT) lanes,” have been in the Malone traffic environment for over 25 years, and more recently in the Villages of Saranac Lake and... more »»

N.Y. residents cannot register ATV or UTV in another state

October 21, 2013 All motorized vehicles registered to New York state residents MUST be registered in New York, and cannot legally be registered in another state for the purpose of circumventing New York state... more »»

Distracted driving and following too closely

October 14, 2013 Drivers tailgate — or, more formally, follow too closely — for many reasons. Drivers with aggressive or angry personalities, tight schedules or simply the desire to pass can be tailgaters. more »»

Muddled mix of safety issues relative to dying in a crash

October 7, 2013 In late June, this weekly article was all about people underestimating the risk of driving. more »»

Fatal bus-train crash reveals diverse safety laws

September 30, 2013 Shortly before 9 a.m. on the morning of September 18th an Ottawa transit bus drove through flashing red lights and crossing gates into a VIA rail passenger train leaving Ottawa for Toronto. more »»



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