When we get snow in Upstate New York we usually can handle it and know what we need to do to clear it out and be safe. There are a couple of things that may not be on your list but could save your life and the lives of your neighbors.
We are in the middle of winter in the Capital Region and although we haven't had a lot of snow and ice, there is still plenty of time for another snowstorm. Make sure you know the laws about clearing off your sidewalks in the Capital Region. Some cities have different rules and fines.
It is unlawful to pass a stopped school bus in either direction but before this new legislation passed, it had to be witnessed by a police officer. Now the new law, which passed this week, allows surveillance cameras to be admissible to fine and prosecute the drivers who blow past a stopped school bus.
Whenever we get a significant amount of snowfall, there seem to be vehicles on the road that don't completely clear snow off their cars. Now police are cracking down and if you don't clear your car, you could be fined.
There have been more and more vehicles passing stopped school buses. In an effort to make our children safer, the governor just passed legislation to have cameras installed on the stop-arms of the buses.
When you were a kid, chances are you had a lemonade stand at some point, right? Little did you know as a 7-year-old, you broke the law. Now, a company has decided to make sure no kid has to worry this summer.