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Pedestrians, when crossing at signal, push the button

August 22, 2016 In July, I ran a series of columns dealing with pedestrian and bicycle laws and bicycle safety. more »»

Colored pavement markings have special meanings

August 15, 2016 This article is a result of an inquiry I recently received concerning black dashed lines along segments of the New York State Thruway. more »»

Going to the transfer station? Cover your load

August 8, 2016 In many areas, weekly or bi-weekly trash pick-up is a service provided by your taxes, but in Franklin County, this is not the case. more »»

Raising speed limits increases deaths

August 1, 2016 If you are old enough to have been driving in 1973, you will likely remember that Congress required all states to adopt 55 mph as their maximum speed limit in order to receive their share of highway... more »»

Sharing lanes with bicycles

July 25, 2016 A series of my articles recently explained vehicle and traffic laws for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, and how to work together safely. more »»

Laws for bicycling

July 18, 2016 This is the last of a three-part series on pedestrian and bicycle laws. Last week’s article was about pedestrians. Today, we’ll discuss the laws for when you’re bicycling. more »»

Pedestrian and bicycle laws — laws for walking

July 11, 2016 This is the second of a three-part series on pedestrian and bicycle laws. Last week’s article was from the view of the driver and what to do when encountering pedestrians and bicyclists. more »»

Pedestrian, bicycle laws are often misunderstood

July 4, 2016 Another article on pedestrian and bicycle laws — “Why should I read it?” you ask. Answer — because too many people think they know these laws but really don’t, and you may be one of them. more »»

Stopping, standing and parking prohibited

June 27, 2016 Last week’s article explained the basic terms of no parking, not standing and no stopping. more »»

No stopping, standing, parking terms explained

June 20, 2016 For most of us we have a basic knowledge of what the terms “stop, stand, and park” mean, so you wonder why you should even read this articl. more »»

Enforcement, an important role in traffic safety

June 13, 2016 We love to see a cop — when they are after another driver. However, when we’re stopped by an officer, it’s a different stor. more »»

Students’ insight into traffic safety significant

June 6, 2016 On May 18 at Paul Smith’s College, the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board held its Enforcement Recognition breakfast. more »»

Study finds new drivers use their high beams

May 29, 2016 While the headlights on most cars need improvement, there is one simple thing that drivers can do to improve visibility in any vehicle: use their high beam. more »»

Legally driving left of the road centerline clarified

May 23, 2016 Vehicles normally shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, as mandated by Section 1120(a) of the New York state Vehicle and Traffic Law. more »»

Pedestrians need to be vigilant at crosswalks

May 16, 2016 We continue to hear about how difficult it is to cross streets in Malone and Saranac Lake, and how drivers fail to give pedestrians their rights when crossing in crosswalks. more »»

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 »»



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