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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 »»

Santa’s elves ensure order, safety

December 21, 2015 Did you ever wonder how Santa is able to make his world rounds on Christmas Eve — so many miles, so many stops in so little time? I sure did. more »»

Speed limits are either statutory, linear or area

December 14, 2015 In New York state, there are three types of speed zones. more »»

Older driver? Here’s some good and bad news

December 7, 2015 Are you a driver age 65 or older? If you are, here is some good news for you but also some bad news. First, let’s get the bad news out of the way. more »»

Drivers, wake up and learn the rules of the road

November 30, 2015 Strong headline? I hope so — it needs to be. more »»

Learning from our driving mistakes critical

November 16, 2015 At a recent community forum held by the Malone Central School District, the guest speaker was Willow Sweeney, who works for Top 20 Training, a Minnesota-based educational consulting organizatio. more »»

Automated speed enforcement — maybe it’s time

November 9, 2015 Earlier this year I attended a traffic safety conference and picked up some printed material from a company that provides automated speed enforcement for cities and states in the U.S. more »»

I-95 challenge: enforcement for interstate safety

November 2, 2015 The number of deaths occurring on U.S. highways is staggering — somewhere around 33,000 to 35,000 every year, the equivalent of a small city. more »»

Evidence mounts in favor of front crash prevention

October 26, 2015 Autobrake, City Safety, EyeSight are just a couple of names for vehicles equipped with automatic braking systems intended to prevent or mitigate certain low-speed crashes by warning drivers of... more »»

Turning motorists must yield to pedestrians

October 12, 2015 In most all of our Upstate villages, far too many drivers fail to give pedestrians crossing at intersections their legal right-of-wa. more »»

Teach children how to safely cross streets

October 5, 2015 Knowing when and how to teach children to cross streets is no easy task. Parents must deal with their child’s ability or lack of it to safely cross streets and road. more »»

Parents may withdraw teenage driver’s privilege

September 28, 2015 Driving is a privilege for all drivers, but for teenagers it is one that can easily be taken away. more »»

Back to school means sharing the road

September 21, 2015 Now that school has resumed, the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board reminds parents, commuters, kids and teens to make safety a priority. more »»

New traffic laws effective Sept. 1 in Ontario

September 14, 2015 Because we live so close to Canada and often drive in Ontario and Quebec, we should be aware of the traffic laws of both provinces and of changes that are made from time to time, just like we do for... more »»

Funeral procession protocol vague

September 7, 2015 You are waiting at a red traffic signal car in a city or village and a funeral procession is passing on the other street. more »»

Left turn light installed in Saranac Lake

August 31, 2015 The state Department of Transportation has recently modified the signal light at the corner of Main Street, River Street and LaPan Highway in Saranac Lake. more »»

DWI checkpoints underutilized according to IIHS

August 24, 2015 “Well-published sobriety checkpoints are a proven way to reduce alcohol-impaired driving and crashes, yet results of new IIHS research indicate that many agencies don’t conduct them often enough,”... more »»



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