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Misuse of two-way left turn lanes continues

September 22, 2012 A few weeks ago I was traveling westbound on West Main Street Road, Malone, along “commercial row” where the fast food restaurants and car dealers are located, when I spotted a vehicle traveling... more »»

Anti-lock brakes — know how to use them

September 15, 2012 I was recently involved in a traffic safety discussion about the proper use of anti-lock brakes (ABS), now standard equipment on most, if not all cars. more »»

Fatal crashes happen here, too

September 8, 2012 We in northern Franklin County have been hit hard by several traffic crashes in less than one week, resulting in five fatalities. more »»

Red light cameras have solid support

September 1, 2012 Last week’s article discussed some of the relatively easy ways that we can reduce vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. more »»

Texting, cell phone use while driving impossible to stop

August 24, 2012 We all know texting and cell phone use is dangerous while driving. So, we pass laws that make it a violation. more »»

Child restraint recommendations

August 18, 2012 Child safety seats are required by law in every state. However, to parents, these laws can be confusing, and correct installation of a child safety seat can be challenging. more »»

Courteous drivers cause dangerous situations

August 11, 2012 A two-car crash in June on W. Main St. more »»

Speeds in downtown Malone not as fast as some think

July 27, 2012 Complaints of high speeds in downtown Malone are frequent. However, with so much traffic along Main Street (U.S. Route 11), it defies logic to think speeds are as high as some repute it to be. more »»

Mobile work zones are unique

July 21, 2012 We, as drivers, are familiar with work zones, but we think of them as stationary, like repair of a bridge, or for paving a section of a road. more »»

Why bicyclists, in-line skaters ride with traffic

July 7, 2012 In spite of numerous articles stating vehicle and traffic law that requires bicyclists and in-line skaters must ride with traffic, there are many cyclists, adults and children, riding on the wrong... more »»

Just how long is that line anyway?

June 30, 2012 As we drive along our state and county highways, we take for granted the center yellow lines that help us stay on our side of the road and let us know when we can pass or when we shouldn’t. more »»

DOT to improve traffic flow at Malone intersection

June 23, 2012 The traffic signal at the intersection of W. Main St./Brewster St./Academy St. will be modified by the state Department of Transportation shortly after school is out for the summer. more »»

Blocking an intersection is illegal

June 16, 2012 Driving is filled with daily frustrations, but one of the most irritating ones is when you cannot proceed on a green light when vehicles are blocking the road you must cross because of traffic backup. more »»

Dealing with emergencies

June 9, 2012 If you drive long enough (and that probably won’t be very long), you will undoubtedly encounter some type of emergency, and it’s good practice to know what to do when it happens. more »»

Ontario, Quebec driving laws similar to New York

June 2, 2012 Since Franklin County borders Quebec and Ontario provinces, it is prudent to know the similarities and the differences in their vehicle and traffic laws and regulation. more »»

Railroads require safety

May 24, 2012 At a recent Malone Rotary Club meeting, a speaker from CSX, the federal freight railroad system, addressed Rotarians about “Operation Lifesaver”, a safety program about railroads. more »»

Road signs 101

May 19, 2012 Road Signs 101? What could there be about road signs that any driver doesn’t already know? Well, the way so many motorists drive, it is obvious that many don’t know the rules of the road, so why... more »»

Pedestrians vs. vehicles — Know the laws

May 12, 2012 On April 24th in the Village of Malone, 12 tickets were issued to motorists during a four-hour period for failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. more »»

Roundabouts are far safer than traditional intersections

May 5, 2012 Roundabouts are vastly safer than traditional intersections. Don’t like them? You will once you get used to them. more »»

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 »»



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