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Wipers, snow and fog equal headlights

April 28, 2012 Why do trains run with their headlights on? Answer: better visibility. Why do interstate buses (Greyhound, Trailways etc.) run with their headlights on? Better visibilit. more »»

Construction season begins; work zone laws reviewed

April 21, 2012 Three New York State Department of Transportation workers were killed in May 2005 by a commercial bus speeding through a work zone on Interstate 81 in the town of Chenango (near Binghamton). more »»

Sharing the road with Amish buggies

April 14, 2012 Last week’s traffic safety article was about sharing the road with bicycles, in-line skaters, and pedestrians. more »»

Share the road with bicycles, skaters and pedestrians

April 7, 2012 With the stretch of warm weather last month, it’s time to remind motorists that, by law, roads (except for interstate highways and expressways) are to be shared with bicycles, in-line skaters and... more »»

Custom window tinting could be a violation

March 24, 2012 Springtime in the North Country, coupled with students going to Florida for Spring Break, can spell trouble when someone takes their car to a shop for the purpose of applying more “tint” to their... more »»

Turning vehicles must yield to pedestrians

March 17, 2012 One of the most frequent complaints from pedestrians crossing streets at intersections where there are pedestrian crossing signals is that they nearly got hit by a turning vehicle. more »»

85th percentile important to setting speed limits

March 10, 2012 If you are a frequent reader of these articles on traffic law and traffic safety, you have seen numerous references to the “85th percentile speed. more »»

Test your V&T IQ — answers, round 2

March 3, 2012 Last week we presented 20 questions plus a bonus question on vehicle and traffic law and safety. Today we give you the answers. 1. more »»

Test your vehicle and traffic law I.Q. — round 2

February 25, 2012 Last year, 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 »»

New traffic signals on far side of intersections

February 18, 2012 With the three new traffic signals recently activated in Malone, drivers should notice a major change from past practice by the state Department of Transporation — the signals are located on the far... more »»

Drunk driving and need for enforcement

February 11, 2012 “Thirty two killed by drunk driving.” That could be today’s headline; it could also be yesterday’s headline, or any day, because drunk drivers kill 32 people every day in the U.S. more »»

Reporting someone that shouldn’t be driving

February 4, 2012 As drivers, we all have seen many other drivers that we feel shouldn’t be on the road, but do we know what, if anything, can be done to get that driver re-tested to be sure he/she is capable of... more »»

Licensing renewal provisions can be tougher for older drivers

January 28, 2012 License renewal in NYS is every eight years, with no special provisions for older driver. more »»

Coming: new egnition interlock for all vehicles

January 21, 2012 Devices to keep an impaired driver from starting a vehicle are in use in many states, including New York, but these ignition interlocks are designed for people who already have been convicted of... more »»

Five years of traffic law and safety articles

January 14, 2012 January marks the fifth anniversary of “Did You Know” articles on vehicle and traffic law and traffic safety. more »»

Seat belts: Who is likely not to use them and excuses

January 7, 2012 A “Did You Know” article several weeks ago reviewed the importance of seatbelt use at all times by everyone in a vehicle. more »»

Move over, slow down law expanded

December 31, 2011 Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Article 1144-a of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law will be expanded to include “hazard vehicles displaying one or more amber lights. more »»

Santa is coming — has right-of-way

December 24, 2011 ALERT! ALERT! Christmas Eve is Saturday! Santa will be coming, and coming FAST! He will again be led by Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer, and Rudolph’s nose will be flashing red while he and the othe... more »»

Seatbelts remain best safety feature

December 17, 2011 Even though there are new safety features available on newer vehicles, such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, sideview assist, and adaptive headlights (more on these safety... more »»

Insurance rates escalate with tickets, crashes

December 10, 2011 Several years ago, we produced a “Did You Know” showing how insurance rates rose with traffic violations. more »»



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