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No accidents — just crashes or collisions

July 21, 2014 When a motor vehicle hits another motor vehicle, when a driver loses control while negotiating a curve or when a vehicle skids off a snow-covered road, they are called “accidents. more »»

 
 
 
Center turn lanes still incorrectly used

July 14, 2014 Center, or “two-way left-turn” (TWLT) lanes, have been part of pavement markings for decades. They are prevalent in Franklin County’s three largest villages and are common in every city I know o. more »»

Rearview cameras helpful, but backing is still dangerous

July 7, 2014 Many vehicles are now equipped with a rearview camera, which shows the most promising technology for avoiding back-up collisions. more »»

Enforcement key to modifying driver behavior

June 30, 2014 You are a passenger in a car being driven by a friend of yours. As the two of you are driving along, your friend receives a call on his cell phone, taking it out of his pocket to answer the call. more »»

Have a traffic question? Contact us

June 23, 2014 My first article about Vehicle and Traffic Law and traffic safety was issued in January 2007. more »»

State police combat traffic violations

June 16, 2014 Eight thousand seven hundred forty one —?this is the number of traffic tickets written in 2013 by New York State Police in Franklin County, according to Major Rick Smith, Commander of Troop B in a... more »»

Share the road with bicycles — know the laws

June 9, 2014 Bike riding time is here, but far too many bike riders are not obeying the laws designed to make riding safer. more »»

Students savvy about distracted driving

June 2, 2014 On May 22, the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board held its annual awards breakfast, where recognition is given to the top enforcement officers from each enforcement agency in the county. more »»

Keeping teens safe — what can parents do?

May 26, 2014 Last week’s “Safety on the Roads” column was about keeping teen drivers safe, listing the characteristics of teen drivers that are contributing factors in their above-normal crash rate, and... more »»

Keeping teen drivers safe

May 19, 2014 After a very informative visit to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Virginia, I brought back important safety information from the... more »»

Acronym agencies do much for auto safety

May 12, 2014 If you’re a frequent, or even an occasional reader or these weekly articles on traffic law and traffic safety, you have seen references to information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety... more »»

Selecting a safer vehicle easier than before

May 5, 2014 I recently toured the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Virginia. I returned with great information to share with our readers. more »»

New ‘lighted’ sign will restore right turn on red at Malone intersection

April 28, 2014 For the past two years a “right turn on red” (RTOR) from Elm St. onto E. Main St. more »»

ATV laws reviewed

April 21, 2014 All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are made for off-road use and can be a great means of recreation, but they can also be dangerous, especially when used on roads where they are generally prohibited. more »»

Good drivers are predictable —?are you?

April 14, 2014 As a skier, there is always a chance of being run into by another skier or snowboarder overtaking you from behin. more »»

Speeders, beware

April 7, 2014 You are driving along, not paying much attention to the posted speed limit, when you get pulled over for speeding. The officer gives you a ticket for doing 60 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. more »»

Behind the scenes of crash tests

March 31, 2014 These weekly articles on traffic law and safety often use information provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the institution that crash tests new vehicles and rate them for... more »»

Unauthorized signs prohibited on public roadways

March 24, 2014 Unauthorized signs, often appearing as a “street sign” with the property owner’s name on it, such as “Stanley St. more »»

Unauthorized signs prohibited on public roadways

March 24, 2014 Unauthorized signs, often appearing as a “street sign” with the property owner’s name on it, such as “Stanley St. more »»

Registration of trailers in another state illegal

March 17, 2014 A “Did You Know” article in February, composed of answers to 20 questions on vehicle and traffic law and safety, included an answer to a true/false question about a resident of New York State... more »»

Technology can help curb unsafe driving

March 10, 2014 Everyone is well aware how dangerous impaired driving is and that somewhere between 25 to 35 percent of all fatal crashes are alcohol-related. more »»

 
 

 

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Redemption…mostly

July 23, 2014 Last year didn’t go so well. First, along with my friends Phil and Beth, we were excited about becoming Ultra 6ers. Mother Nature really clobbered our plans for tha. more »

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