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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.

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.

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!”

WNY Ford Dealers Announce 2012 Ford Friendship Express Recipients; Reveal Voter's Choice Program

WNY Ford Dealers Announce 2012 Ford Friendship Express Recipients; Reveal Voter's Choice Program

BUFFALO, NY – Earlier today at the 2012 Buffalo Auto Show, two local nonprofit organizations, Schiller Park Community Services, Inc. and The Franciscan Center, joined a list of more than 65 groups to receive new Ford passenger vans, compliments of the Western New York Ford Dealers and its Ford Friendship Express program.

“Every day, the people who work at Schiller Park Community Services, Inc. and the Franciscan Center  make an overwhelming difference in our community by providing essential services to Western New Yorkers in need,” said Scott Bieler, chairman of the Ford Friendship Express Selection Committee. “Through the Ford Friendship Express program, the Western New York Ford Dealers are able to give back to those who work tirelessly to provide for others.”

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

If you can safely take a photograph, send us a picture of the most devastating, rim-busting, hubcap-popping, alignment-wrecking pothole in your neighborhood. Let's see if we can find The Worst Pothole in All of WNY.

Be sure to include your name and the location of the pothole.

Safe Winter Driving Tips from AAA

Safe Winter Driving Tips from AAA

Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies.

AAA has some helpful advice for driving in adverse weather.

How to remove snow from your car.

And here are some Winter Driving Dos and Don'ts from NBC's Tom Costello.