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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 »»

Island serious about illegally passing stopped school buses

September 29, 2012 I recently returned from a lengthy trip (2,500 miles) to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. more »»

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 »»



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