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Point and insurance reduction program beneficial

May 9, 2016 Most of us learn to drive at an early age, likely when we are in our teens. more »»

Electronic log mandate will improve trucking safety

May 2, 2016 It’s common knowledge that some truck and bus drivers fudge their log books, sometimes keeping two log books for the same trip, thus providing the ability to “cheat” on the hours they have been... more »»

Poor driver behavior is biggest driving hazard

April 25, 2016 In a recent analysis in the American Journal of Public Health, traffic safety expert Leonard Evans, Ph.D., says that driver behavior is the sole or partial cause of nearly 95 percent of all crashes. more »»

Signs must fulfill a need

April 18, 2016 Signs, signs, everywhere! Wherever we drive, there are road signs all along the way; some should be there, some shouldn’t. more »»

Drowsy driving a potential problem for any driver

April 11, 2016 Last week’s “Did You Know” article discussed the significant safety impact of centerline rumble strips on crashes involving distracted, drowsy or otherwise inattentive drivers who unintentionally... more »»

Centerline rumble strips reduce crashes

April 4, 2016 Centerline rumble strips, now quite common in our area, have significant safety implications. They were first introduced in Franklin County in the summer of 2013. more »»

Autobrake, forward collision warning offer safety

March 28, 2016 A vehicle’s safety features should be the first thing to consider when purchasing any new car. more »»

Speed cameras used in Quebec

March 21, 2016 Do you drive much in Quebec? If you do, be advised that this province is rapidly expanding the use of speed cameras to get drivers to slow down. more »»

Distracted driver study reveals dangers

March 14, 2016 Figuring out the role cellphone use and other distracting behaviors play in crashes is a challenge for researchers, according to an article in the December issue of “Status Report” from the Insuranc... more »»

Traffic stops stressful for cops

March 7, 2016 Police officers pull drivers over thousands of times daily, primarily because we as drivers continually violate vehicle and traffic laws (VTL). more »»

County traffic safety board part of state association

February 29, 2016 While the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board concentrates mainly on traffic issues in Franklin County, you might be interested to know it also belongs to the New York State Association of Traffic... more »»

Minimum speed regulations explained

February 22, 2016 We all are aware of maximum speed limits, which are required to be posted along the highway, unless it is the statutory speed limit in New York State of 55 mph. more »»

Obstructing traffic at intersections prohibited

February 15, 2016 You’re waiting for a red light at an intersection when it turns green for you — so far, so good. But you can’t go because traffic on the other street is blocking the intersectio. more »»

Tailgating: We know we shouldn’t, but we still do

February 8, 2016 “Lookout!” Crash!” I looked up and there was this car, stopped in front of me, and I couldn’t stop in time!” Sound familiar? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that 40 percent of... more »»

Test your Vehicle and Traffic Law IQ — Round 6 answers

February 1, 2016 Last week we presented 20 questions on vehicle and traffic law and traffic safety. Hopefully you took the test and saved your answer. more »»

Test your Vehicle and Traffic Law IQ, round 6

January 25, 2016 An annual feature of these weekly articles is a 20-question quiz on Vehicle and Traffic Law and traffic control devices. more »»

Roundabouts improve safety, efficiency in Champlain

January 18, 2016 Two new roundabouts are now in service on U.S. Route 11 at the junction with Interstate 87 in Champlain. more »»

30,000 illegal passing incidents in one day

January 11, 2016 What is the most precious cargo transported over our streets and highways? If you answered “our children” to this question, I think you would be in the majority. more »»

‘Slow Down, Move Over’ law includes utility vehicles

January 4, 2016 I recently met with National Grid employees from the Malone facility, and they requested that I review and explain again the “Slow Down, Move Over” law and how it applies to utility vehicles such as... more »»

Winter driving has slow start but will come again

December 28, 2015 With a warm late fall and early winter (meteorologically winter starts December 1st), slippery driving has been substantially delayed, but don’t expect the warm weather to continue – we will have... more »»



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