Born Learning Trail Opened at Otsiningo Park

The first Born Learning Trail to be created in New York opened officially this morning [Friday, October 17] at 10:30 a.m. at Otsiningo Park. It was installed as part of United Way's Day of Caring program on September 11 by volunteers who are members of United Way's Young Leaders Group under the leadership of Oliver Blaise III and Scotty Brown. Tom Griffiths served as construction coordinator of the project. Funds for the project came from the businesses which sponsor Day of Caring.

Broome Community College Driver's Education Class Fights No. 1 Cause of Teen Deaths: Car Crashes

‘Ride Like A Friend’ campaign targets risks for teen drivers and passengers during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 19 to 25

Car crashes continue to be the number one cause of death among teens. Studies have confirmed the connection between teen drivers transporting peer passengers and increased risk of fatal crashes. In fact, the presence of one passenger doubles the fatal crash risk for a teen driver and the risk increases with each additional passenger, yet recent research shows few teens recognize the impact passengers have on driver safety.

Drive Safely Work Week

Sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), Drive Safely Work Week is a nationally observed campaign designed to help employers emphasize the importance of driving safely both on and off the job to reduce preventable crashes. This year's campaign theme, Take the High Road Share the Road It Belongs to Everyone addresses the special needs and considerations of vulnerable roadway users: pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, truck drivers, senior and teen drivers.