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Posted on July 2 at 12:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Any responsible driver should know, especially if they are experienced in anticipating actions of others, that when approaching a bicycle your speed should be reduced and toe should be on brake. Bicycles cannot straddle objects and may "wobble". Bicyclists are unprotected when approached by a two-ton vehicle. Respect for the life of others should compel us to use wisdom and share the road with other vehicles (see CH 11 in NYS Driver's Manual). We have become complacent and reckless in our behavior. I have seen drivers deliberately try to run a bicyclist off the road while hollering at them to get on the sidewalk. We all have to rethink our behavior behind the wheel. Very few crashes are truly unavoidable "accidents".

From: Driver will not be charged in death of Johnstown musician

Posted on January 21 at 8:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree with you, Richard Evans. When I heard of Drue's long list of violations, it immediately reminded me of the David Ryan tragedy. I teach driver education and this blatantly reckless violator behavior is something we discuss. Each class visits the "ghost bike" on Riverview Road. I wish parents would think carefully before paying a lawyer to bail a child out of a traffic violation. It could lead to far deeper regrets. Roadways would be much safer if ALL drivers would always drive as carefully and responsibly as they would on a road test. We all share the risk on the road and it is never "all about me."

From: DMV should furnish unexpurgated list of drivers’ violations

Posted on December 17 at 11:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps they should outlaw cars; they kill plenty also...

From: Too high a price for a freedom

Posted on October 18 at 10:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hmm, where would that "proper place" be? Jail? Because judging from the news around town and beyond, it doesn't seem to be happening.

From: When a disease is a killer, finding a cure is all that matters

Posted on September 15 at 8:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

hmm...wonder how much private charity $$ has been sent to help?

From: The lingering disaster of Schoharie flood

Posted on August 8 at 10:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A noticeable difference! The roads are much more pleasant to travel..where previous driving was torture. Thank you for finding a viable solution. Now lets put some of those nice looking trash cans on every corner and enforce the littering law so Schenectady does not look like a garbage dump!

From: Editorial: With new process, Schenectady may have turned corner on its roads

Posted on June 29 at 12:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And these studies were readily available and I think were even presented in NY...but gambling or "gaming" was approved anyway..

From: Economics of gambling: cost and benefits

Posted on June 22 at 8:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Another reason to look ahead, think ahead.

From: Bale of hay in Thruway lane blamed for crash that killed Ballston Spa man

Posted on June 12 at 11:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And there we have it, the "benefits" of we dare look at the damage left in the wake of this monstrous storm that hits 75 percent of the population?

From: Addiction to gambling starts at top

Posted on June 7 at 9:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, Mr. Strock, you make perfect sense here. Why did NY get suckered into gambling in the first place? Lotto was supposed to support schools..and what do we get? School taxes raised every year. There are plenty of studies regarding the fallout of gambling but we keep playing the fool anyway. Government can't protect people from themselves, try as they might.

From: The other side of the casino gambling coin

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