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Move Over Law Reminder

Move Over Law Reminder

A statement from the Niagara County Sheriff Office:

Sheriff James R. Voutour is reminding everyone of the “Move Over” law that took effect January 1, 2011. The law requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle with emergency lights flashing. This legislation honors the memory of Trooper Ambrose and Deputy Searles, who lost their lives while serving the public. Trooper Robert Ambrose was burned alive inside his vehicle when his patrol car was rear-ended by a sports utility vehicle traveling over 80 miles per hour. Deputy Glenn Searles died from injuries he suffered when assisting a stranded motorist, a second car struck him, pinning him against his patrol vehicle. Beginning January 1, 2012, the “Mover Over” law was expanded to cover hazard vehicles, such as tow trucks, HELP trucks, highway maintenance trucks and any other vehicle being used in the construction or maintenance of roadways that has an amber light.

Move Over Law Reminder

Move Over Law Reminder

A statement from the Niagara County Sheriff Office:

Sheriff James R. Voutour is reminding everyone of the “Move Over” law that took effect January 1, 2011. The law requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle with emergency lights flashing. This legislation honors the memory of Trooper Ambrose and Deputy Searles, who lost their lives while serving the public. Trooper Robert Ambrose was burned alive inside his vehicle when his patrol car was rear-ended by a sports utility vehicle traveling over 80 miles per hour. Deputy Glenn Searles died from injuries he suffered when assisting a stranded motorist, a second car struck him, pinning him against his patrol vehicle. Beginning January 1, 2012, the “Mover Over” law was expanded to cover hazard vehicles, such as tow trucks, HELP trucks, highway maintenance trucks and any other vehicle being used in the construction or maintenance of roadways that has an amber light.

Grisanti Announces Senate Passage of Tough Auto Insurance Fraud Measures

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) announced that the New York Senate passed three bills to combat auto insurance fraud which costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year, as well as legislation that would impose stronger criminal penalties for staging auto accidents.  Recently, high profile cases have uncovered massive crime rings incorporating doctors, lawyers, and scam artists who stage accidents and use New York's no-fault insurance program as their own personal ATM machine.  In Brooklyn, 16 people were arrested and charged with intentionally causing a dozen accidents involving unsuspecting motorists between 2009 and 2011 and then submitting fraudulent insurance claims that defrauded insurance companies for $400,000.

NYSDOT to Conduct Traffic Signal Removal Studies

NYSDOT to Conduct Traffic Signal Removal Studies

A Statement Released by the New York State Department of Transportation - Region 5

Two Intersections in the City of Buffalo Being Evaluated

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will be conducting traffic studies to evaluate the possible removal of traffic signals at the intersections of US Route 20 (Broadway) at Mortimer Street, US Route 20 (Broadway) at Spring Street, and Elm Street at North Division Street in the city of Buffalo, Erie County.

As a part of the traffic studies, NYSDOT will evaluate traffic volume and accident data at the signalized intersections of Broadway at Mortimer and Spring Streets, and Elm Street at North Division Street.  These existing traffic signals will be placed in flashing operation for a period of 90 days for further evaluation.

Know any intersections that should have signals removed, or added? Leave a comment below. 

 

 

The Bristol Home Drives Away with All-New Ford Friendship Express Vehicle

The Bristol Home Drives Away with All-New Ford Friendship Express Vehicle

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Thanks to nearly 1,900 total votes generated by attendees of the 2012 Buffalo Auto Show and wnyford.com, The Bristol Home is the third Western New York nonprofit selected to ‘drive away’ in an all-new Ford Friendship Express vehicle this year.

During the Buffalo Auto Show, the Western New York Ford Dealers announced “Ford Friendship: Friendly Vote Van Giveaway,” a new promotion that encouraged the public to vote for a nonprofit organization to receive an all-new Ford vehicle. Attendees were given three choices – The Bristol Home, Joan A. Male Family Support Center, and Olmsted Center for Sight.

He Shoots, He Scores a New 2012 Ford Focus in Hockey Shootout

He Shoots, He Scores a New 2012 Ford Focus in Hockey Shootout

BUFFALO, NY – Today, David Dale of Buffalo scored an all-new 2012 Ford Focus, courtesy of the Western New York Ford Dealers. Ten finalists competed in the 2012 Ford Focus Hockey Shootout, the second annual event that took place at the Labatt Blue Buffalo Street Hockey Tournament. Contestants each received a chance to shoot a ball through a mouse-hole shaped target from 100 feet away. Mr. Dale was the first person to score, claiming him the grand prize.

“I knew it was going to take one very luck shot. I haven't picked up a hockey stick in 35 years,” said David Dale. “Thank you so much to the Western New York Ford Dealers. My wife isn't going to believe this - we won a new Ford Focus!”

Winter Festival Street Closings

Winter Festival Street Closings

According to the Buffalo Police Department, the following streets will be closed from 7pm Friday night until 10pm on Sunday, February 12:

  • Delaware Avenue between West Huron and West Eagle
  • West Mohawk between South Elmwood and Franklin
  • Niagara Street between South Elmwood and Franklin
  • Jerge Drive between South Elmwood and Niagara Street
  • Perkins Drive between South Elmwood and Niagara Square
  • Court Street between Niagara Square and Franklin Street
  • West Genesee Street between Niagara Square and Franklin Street