Tag Archives: safe driving

Fatal 1-88 Crash in Schenectady

On Sunday, January 22 a tragic 1-88 crash resulted in three fatalities. According to officials a sedan crossed a median on 1-88 near exit 25A. The sedan struck a small SUV carrying a Schenectady family. Two of the five family members (the mother and father) died upon impact. Their three children were injured and transported -->

We Talk Anti Distracted Driving to Suny Orange Criminal Justice Club

On Thursday, November 3rd we had the opportunity to visit Suny Orange, in Newburgh New York, to give a free presentation about the dangers of distracted driving. Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein offered students a new perspective on distracted driving, and also spoke to students about his experiences learning, living, and working in Newburgh.  c2q_mechanicville_4.18.16.jpg The -->

The Often Overlooked Cause of Work Zone Crashes

This summer thousands will enjoy road trips to the tristate’s various summer  vacation destinations, bringing an influx of traffic and sometimes, headaches.  The Department of Transportation (DOT) regularly publishes information about what drivers should and shouldn’t do in work zones. This summer the DOT is pushing drivers to “obey the orange,” which means obey the -->

Driving on the Taconic Parkway: Pt 3

wtdw-_driving_taconic3.jpg Weather and seasonal conditions, like rain, fallen leaves, and fog can make traveling the Taconic challenging for even the most experienced driver. Read more on our blog: 5 Things Hudson Valley Residents Want Drivers to Know About the Taconic Parkway

Spring Showers Bring May Flowers, and Potentially Hazardous Driving Conditions

While April marks the end of a long, snow covered winter, spring weather presents us with a new set of safety exposures to be aware of while behind the wheel.  Always make sure your tires are safe. Balding tires will slide especially on newly-wet pavement. Rain/Flooding: Even if it’s simply misting, reduce your speed, after -->

Tips for Driving at Night and in Bad Weather

Driving in Night and Bad Weather.png With winter in full swing, night driving can be extremely dangerous in treacherous weather. Check out these simple safety tips for safe winter driving at night: • Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions – take it slower than normal. • Make sure the -->

New App Sends Designated Driver to Retrieve Partygoers and Their Cars

The holiday season is a time for alcohol excess. But now you don’t have to worry about leaving your car somewhere if you are too intoxicated to drive home, thanks to BeMyDD, a new cab service that dispatches a driver to meet you at your event and drive you and your vehicle back safely. A -->

5 Tips for Traveling Back from the Holidays

You may be heading back to the city from your holiday festivities. Check out these safety tips for heading home from your holiday destination:  1. Avoid High Travel Days: the day after Christmas tends to be a pretty busy traffic day but since it is on a Thursday this year, traveling might be dispersed over -->

Holiday Driving Safety Tips

Planning on heading out to a loved one’s for the holidays? Make sure you following these safe driving tips first!: • Look out for negligent drivers on the road. There tends to be a lot of drinking around the holidays and some people may make irresponsible decisions and get in their car when they are -->

Parallel Parking Tips

For new drivers, parallel parking can be one of the most difficult things to do as a driver. Here are some parallel parking tips for inexperienced drivers or experienced drivers who may be a little rusty: • Practice with cones or large boxes. • If you’re uncomfortable with your angle of approach, pull back out -->