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Time to stop calling U.S. Route 11 ‘state Route 11’

August 28, 2010 Throughout the United States, our roads and highways are comprised of local streets and roads (i.e. city and village streets, town roads), county roads, state highways, U.S. more »»

Stopping at an intersection — where to stop

August 21, 2010 Many motorists are not sure just where to stop when they come to a stop sign, yield sign or a traffic light. more »»

Merging vehicles on East Main St. in Malone can be trying

August 14, 2010 In downtown Malone, eastbound traffic on state Route 11 must merge from two eastbound lanes to one lane. more »»

Certain vehicles must stop when crossing railroad tracks

August 7, 2010 Article 1171 of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law requires that certain vehicles MUST stop prior to crossing a railroad track. more »»

Emergency vehicles have the right-of-way when responding

July 10, 2010 All drivers learned at an early age that emergency vehicles have the right of wa. more »»

New York state seatbelt laws explained

July 3, 2010 Seatbelts hold all occupants in place, where air bags and other supplemental-restraint-system components can be most effective. more »»

New York state seatbelt laws explained

July 2, 2010 Seatbelts hold all occupants in place, where air bags and other supplemental-restraint-system components can be most effective. more »»

Parking regulations explained

June 26, 2010 What people generally understand as “parking” is legally divided into three categories: parking, standing, and stopping. Each category has its own regulation. more »»

Interferance with traffic control devices

June 19, 2010 Have you ever felt like celebrating or being mischievous by writing on a stop sign or similar? Don’t! You could be in for a minimum of $150 fine and/or 15 days in jail. more »»

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 »»



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