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Failure to obey a traffic control device explained

March 4, 2013 Often motorists are stopped for speeding, but rather than a ticket for that offense, the arresting officer may issue a ticket for “failure to obey a traffic control device. more »»

Corrections warranted in the 20-question quiz

February 15, 2013 (Editor’s note: Starting Feb. 25, Dave Werner’s “Safety on the Roads” will move to Mondays. more »»

Test your vehicle and traffic law IQ — Round 3 (answers)

February 9, 2013 Last week we presented 20 questions on vehicle and traffic law and traffic safety. Hopefully you took the tes. more »»

Test your vehicle and traffic law IQ — Round 3

February 2, 2013 For two consecutive years at about this time, we issued a column with 20 questions on Vehicle and Traffic Law and traffic safety, and gave you an opportunity to answer them. more »»

Consider this when exceeding the speed limit

January 26, 2013 If there is a driver that doesn’t speed at least sometimes, I’d like to meet him/her. I don’t believe such a driver exists. more »»

Interstate 781 at Fort Drum now open

January 18, 2013 Interstate 781, also known as the “Fort Drum Connector,” is now open and will make the connection between U.S. Route 11 and Interstate 81 in the vicinity of Watertown a bit faster and safer. more »»

Crashes are not caused by snowy roads

January 12, 2013 Many drivers may not like the gist of this article, but as we enter the winter driving season, we need to be aware that it is not the snow and icy roads that cause crashes, but rather stupid drivin. more »»

A day with the snowplow drivers

January 5, 2013 As the writer of these weekly articles on traffic law and safety, sometimes I get to do interesting things. On Dec. more »»

Traffic lessons from an old pro, Santa

December 22, 2012 Would you agree that, however good we may think we are as drivers, we can always learn from someone that has far more experience than we do, and has driven many times more miles and has never had... more »»

Snowplowing operations required — don’t complicate it

December 15, 2012 As winter has arrived, we as drivers need snowplowing and deicing operations, and we want them to be done by the time we are ready to drive. more »»

Crash avoidance features really do work

December 8, 2012 About four years ago, a “Did You Know” article discussed the emergence of several safety innovations that were just becoming available on new vehicle. more »»

Study confirms raising posted speed is appropriate

December 1, 2012 If you are a consistent reader of these weekly articles, you are aware of the importance of the 85th percentile speed (the speed at or below which 85 percent of the free-flowing vehicles travel) in... more »»

Research program studies driver behavior

November 24, 2012 I recently attended an interesting presentation by the National Academy of Sciences on a study of driver behavior at the October state Traffic Safety Symposium in Lake Placid. more »»

Coming soon — Winter driving

November 17, 2012 Like it or not, winter driving is about to hit us (or maybe already has), and so are the usual increase in crashes, as we all but refuse to drive more slowly and carefully, or leave in time to get... more »»

Pavement lines important to orderly traffic, safety

November 10, 2012 The yellow and white lines on our streets and highways are helpful to us as drivers to define where we are supposed to drive. However, not all drivers know exactly what all the lines are for. more »»

Deer vs. vehicle collisions peak in the fall

November 3, 2012 Fall is the time of year with the highest risk for a vehicle-deer collision, with November being the riskiest month. The months with the most crash deaths coincide with fall breeding season. more »»

Be the best driver you can be

October 27, 2012 Did you ever play any sports, either in school or after graduation? The answer to this question is likely yes for 99 out of 100 persons. more »»

Trust your fellow drivers — you have no other choice!

October 20, 2012 Question! Do you trust the other drivers on the road to drive safely? Many would answer “no” to this question, offering something like “I don’t trust any other driver; that’s why I drive... more »»

Basic tenets of traffic safety

October 13, 2012 Past “Did You Know” articles have dealt at length with proper setting of speed limits on our highways. more »»

Tweens need to be buckled up, too

October 6, 2012 Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injuries for tweens in NYS. Tweens are defined as children from 8 to 12 years of age. more »»



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