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Following too closely: Three-second rule

November 6, 2010 Drivers tailgate for many reasons. Drivers with aggressive or angry personalities, tight schedules or simply the desire to pass can be tailgaters. more »»

Speed adaption: An illusion we must deal with

October 22, 2010 Have you noticed how fast traffic moves when entering our Franklin County villages, where the posted speed limit is 30 mph? Speed measurements show the speed averages in the 40s as vehicles... more »»

Right turn on red getting sloppy locally

October 15, 2010 Since January 1980, all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, have allowed right turns on red (RTOR), unless a sign otherwise prohibits this. more »»

Challenges to graduated licensing law affects teen drivers

October 8, 2010 Effective Aug. 14 and Sept. more »»

Miscellaneous vehicle and traffic laws

September 18, 2010 Writing Did You Know articles about vehicle and traffic law requires reading through the often boring manual of Vehicle and Traffic Law. more »»

Road safety audits: Making roads safer

September 3, 2010 There’s a new road safety tool making an impact across the nation — road safety audits. This is a program sponsored by the Federal Highway Administratio. more »»

Time to stop calling U.S. Route 11 ‘state Route 11’

August 28, 2010 Throughout the United States, our roads and highways are comprised of local streets and roads (i.e. city and village streets, town roads), county roads, state highways, U.S. more »»

Stopping at an intersection — where to stop

August 21, 2010 Many motorists are not sure just where to stop when they come to a stop sign, yield sign or a traffic light. more »»

Merging vehicles on East Main St. in Malone can be trying

August 14, 2010 In downtown Malone, eastbound traffic on state Route 11 must merge from two eastbound lanes to one lane. more »»

Certain vehicles must stop when crossing railroad tracks

August 7, 2010 Article 1171 of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law requires that certain vehicles MUST stop prior to crossing a railroad track. more »»

Emergency vehicles have the right-of-way when responding

July 10, 2010 All drivers learned at an early age that emergency vehicles have the right of wa. more »»

New York state seatbelt laws explained

July 3, 2010 Seatbelts hold all occupants in place, where air bags and other supplemental-restraint-system components can be most effective. more »»

New York state seatbelt laws explained

July 2, 2010 Seatbelts hold all occupants in place, where air bags and other supplemental-restraint-system components can be most effective. more »»

Parking regulations explained

June 26, 2010 What people generally understand as “parking” is legally divided into three categories: parking, standing, and stopping. Each category has its own regulation. more »»

Interferance with traffic control devices

June 19, 2010 Have you ever felt like celebrating or being mischievous by writing on a stop sign or similar? Don’t! You could be in for a minimum of $150 fine and/or 15 days in jail. more »»

Avoiding intersections or traffic control devices

June 12, 2010 You are in a hurry and as you approach an intersection where you want to make a right turn you see the light change to re. more »»

Mercier Bridge reconstruction update

June 4, 2010 The major reconstruction, now in its second year, of the Mercier Bridge over the S. more »»

Digital billboards: yet another driver distraction

May 29, 2010 Digital billboards, or more formally “commercial electronic variable message signs,” are perhaps the newest of driver distractions. more »»

Cell phone, texting laws explained

May 21, 2010 Last week’s “Did You Know” article discussed the major problem we have with driver distraction resulting from the prolific use of cell phones and texting while driving, and asked the rhetorical... more »»

Texting, phoning while driving — can we stop it?

May 15, 2010 Every driver is aware of the dangers of texting and/or talking on a cell phone while driving — it has received media attention unlike any other dangerous driving actions, including driving while... more »»



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