As winter approaches and if you are among the many residents in Franklin County with a rural mailbox along the side of the road, pay attention to the rest of this article, as fixing your box in the middle of the winter is not much fun.

Like it or not, winter driving is about to hit us, and so is the usual increase in crashes as we all but refuse to drive more slowly and carefully, or leave in time to get there without driving faster than we should. And, every year we read or hear about safe driving tips in the media, and y…

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety previously reported that 40% of all automobile crashes involve tailgating, or more formally, following too closely. What driver hasn’t been annoyed by the driver behind riding right on his/her tail? Answer, no one! But, the flip side is –– how many …

An article last month discussed how centerline and edge line markings on our highways make driving easier and safer. That article explained the requirements that mandated pavement markings, where they were optional, and where they were not recommended without a compelling engineering reason …

Pedestrian safety is a two-way street – drivers must be aware of pedestrians and what they might do, and pedestrians must be aware of drivers and what they might do.

As I write this article, it looks like students will be physically returning to our schools sometime during September, with some schools beginning as early as the eighth while others not until the 21st. Since schools were closed because of COVID 19 and education was continued virtually with …