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Avoiding intersections or traffic control devices

June 12, 2010 You are in a hurry and as you approach an intersection where you want to make a right turn you see the light change to re. more »»

Mercier Bridge reconstruction update

June 4, 2010 The major reconstruction, now in its second year, of the Mercier Bridge over the S. more »»

Digital billboards: yet another driver distraction

May 29, 2010 Digital billboards, or more formally “commercial electronic variable message signs,” are perhaps the newest of driver distractions. more »»

Cell phone, texting laws explained

May 21, 2010 Last week’s “Did You Know” article discussed the major problem we have with driver distraction resulting from the prolific use of cell phones and texting while driving, and asked the rhetorical... more »»

Texting, phoning while driving — can we stop it?

May 15, 2010 Every driver is aware of the dangers of texting and/or talking on a cell phone while driving — it has received media attention unlike any other dangerous driving actions, including driving while... more »»

Towing another vehicle

May 8, 2010 It’s not often that we need to tow another vehicle, but occasionally it happens. Therefore, here are the applicable vehicle and traffic laws that you should know. more »»

Pedestrian’s rights and responsibilities

May 1, 2010 Spring is here and walking along our streets and highways increases. Pedestrians need to know their rights AND their obligations. more »»

Pedestrians are safer in numbers

April 24, 2010 In our rural North Country communities, pedestrian safety seems to always be an issue. We continually complain of motorists not yielding to pedestrians when the law requires it. more »»

Crashworthiness then versus now

April 17, 2010 How do you think the crashworthiness of a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air would compare with a 2009 Chevy Malibu? Likely, many would opt for the 1959 Bel Air, figuring it was heavier, built better, and... more »»

Passing a stopped school bus

April 9, 2010 Thursday, April 15 has been designated as Operation Safe Stop Day in New York state. more »»

Headlights, DRLs — know your vehicle’s lights

April 2, 2010 Comments made to me as the author of the Traffic Safety Board’s weekly articles prompts this article on headlights, daytime running lights (DRLs) and the basic operation of a vehicle’s lighting... more »»

DWI?checkpoints an important deterrent

March 29, 2010 We all know the dangers of drinking and driving — all of us do! So, then, why do so many of us do it? The answer is twofold. more »»

Pedestrians, vehicles move simultaneously at intersections

March 29, 2010 At major intersections in Malone, where pedestrians have a “Walk/Don’t Walk” signal, vehicular traffic is often allowed to proceed simultaneously with pedestrians after a 4-6 second delay. more »»

Good driver or lucky driver — which are you?

March 13, 2010 So, you haven’t had an accident (crash) or a traffic ticket in 15 years; therefore, you consider yourself a good driver! Why not? With a driving record like that, how could you be otherwise?more »»

Drowsy driving: More dangerous than you think

March 5, 2010 Do you ever drive when fatigued? If you honestly answered this question, your response is likely to be yes. more »»

Teen-parent driving agreements

February 26, 2010 Several previous Did You Know articles have dealt with teen driving and the high risks of crashes resulting in death and injury, reasons why the dangers are so high, and some possible solution. more »»

Interstate highways twice as safe as other highways

February 12, 2010 In early January a “Did You Know” article explained the interstate highway numbering system. more »»

DWI with a child 15 years or younger now a class E felony

February 6, 2010 (Editor’s note: ‘Safety on the Roads’ appears on Page A2 of today’s paper, instead of Page A5, due to a special photo collage of the 1980 Winter Olympics staff, provided by columnist Howard Riley. more »»

Snowmobiling laws make the sport safer

January 30, 2010 Franklin County has already seen a fatal snowmobiling crash this January in the town of Santa Clara when a snowmobile and a dump truck crashed into each other on the Blue Mountain Road. more »»

Three years of traffic law and safety article

January 22, 2010 The week of January 25th marks the three-year anniversary of “Did You Know” articles on vehicle and traffic law and traffic safety in general. more »»

 
 
 

 

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