driving safety

New Car Seat Law
Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that now makes it a law to have your child in a rear-facing car seat if he or she is under a certain age.
Tossed cigarette lands in car
Katelyn Armstrong of Whitesboro was enjoying her drive to work this week when she noticed that something wasn't right. An unexpected object landed on her in her car while she was on Commercial Drive and started smelling smoke.
New App Prevents Teens From Texting and Driving
Parents and Guardians can only do so much when it comes to preventing their teens from texting and driving. You can say "Don't text and drive" until you're blue in the face, but if you're not in the vehicle with them you really can't do anything to stop them. That is until now!
New ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Commercial is a Wake-up Call [Video]
The 'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today across New York State. Law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drivers who are not wearing their seat belts and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is stepping up their efforts to encourage safe driving. They released a brand new commercial that will definitely make you think twice before leaving your seatbelt off.
Get Your Car Ready For Winter
When it comes to getting my car ready for winter, I had a good teacher...my father. He always reminded me to get those snow tires on, have a good snow brush, buy a set of jumper cables for the trunk, and keep a shovel in that trunk as well. (I stopped short of the two sand bags that he used to have in his car). And, there are some other winter car prep tips you may want to take note of.
Snow Tires Or All-Season Radials For Winter Driving?
My father was a big believer in snow tires, and living in the Utica-Rome area all my life, I am too. Every year at about this time, I make sure that I have my four snow tires installed on my car. But, you do hear many people say they have all-season radials, and that's good enough. Here are more thoughts on the subject.
Items You Should Always Have In Your Car
At one time or another we have all had a car problem while on the road. Those are the times we usually say, "I wish I had a flashlight" or "I should have a tool kit in the glove box". Actually there are a number of items that we should all have in our vehicles. See how many of them you have.
Best Foods To Eat While You Are Driving
Texting while driving? A no-no. Using a cell phone while driving? Dangerous. But how about eating while driving. While there is no law against it--so far--there are some foods that are safer than others to consume while behind the wheel. Which ones?

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