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Research program studies driver behavior

November 24, 2012 I recently attended an interesting presentation by the National Academy of Sciences on a study of driver behavior at the October state Traffic Safety Symposium in Lake Placid. more »»

Coming soon — Winter driving

November 17, 2012 Like it or not, winter driving is about to hit us (or maybe already has), and so are the usual increase in crashes, as we all but refuse to drive more slowly and carefully, or leave in time to get... more »»

Pavement lines important to orderly traffic, safety

November 10, 2012 The yellow and white lines on our streets and highways are helpful to us as drivers to define where we are supposed to drive. However, not all drivers know exactly what all the lines are for. more »»

Deer vs. vehicle collisions peak in the fall

November 3, 2012 Fall is the time of year with the highest risk for a vehicle-deer collision, with November being the riskiest month. The months with the most crash deaths coincide with fall breeding season. more »»

Be the best driver you can be

October 27, 2012 Did you ever play any sports, either in school or after graduation? The answer to this question is likely yes for 99 out of 100 persons. more »»

Trust your fellow drivers — you have no other choice!

October 20, 2012 Question! Do you trust the other drivers on the road to drive safely? Many would answer “no” to this question, offering something like “I don’t trust any other driver; that’s why I drive... more »»

Basic tenets of traffic safety

October 13, 2012 Past “Did You Know” articles have dealt at length with proper setting of speed limits on our highways. more »»

Tweens need to be buckled up, too

October 6, 2012 Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injuries for tweens in NYS. Tweens are defined as children from 8 to 12 years of age. more »»

Island serious about illegally passing stopped school buses

September 29, 2012 I recently returned from a lengthy trip (2,500 miles) to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. more »»

Misuse of two-way left turn lanes continues

September 22, 2012 A few weeks ago I was traveling westbound on West Main Street Road, Malone, along “commercial row” where the fast food restaurants and car dealers are located, when I spotted a vehicle traveling... more »»

Anti-lock brakes — know how to use them

September 15, 2012 I was recently involved in a traffic safety discussion about the proper use of anti-lock brakes (ABS), now standard equipment on most, if not all cars. more »»

Fatal crashes happen here, too

September 8, 2012 We in northern Franklin County have been hit hard by several traffic crashes in less than one week, resulting in five fatalities. more »»

Red light cameras have solid support

September 1, 2012 Last week’s article discussed some of the relatively easy ways that we can reduce vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. more »»

Texting, cell phone use while driving impossible to stop

August 24, 2012 We all know texting and cell phone use is dangerous while driving. So, we pass laws that make it a violation. more »»

Child restraint recommendations

August 18, 2012 Child safety seats are required by law in every state. However, to parents, these laws can be confusing, and correct installation of a child safety seat can be challenging. more »»

Courteous drivers cause dangerous situations

August 11, 2012 A two-car crash in June on W. Main St. more »»

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 »»



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