Traffic safety


All this week, state and local law enforcement will increase patrols near high schools as part of a statewide campaign to limit the impacts of impaired and distracted driving as prom and graduation season approach.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Recalling a deadly accident in snowy weather on the New York State Thruway near Buffalo in early January, Senator Charles Schumer urged federal lawmakers Tuesday to pass new truck safety standards including mandatory underride guards on the rear and sides of every tractor-trailer.

The Department of Transportation released its revised guidelines on automated driving systems Tuesday, outlining its recommended — but not mandatory — best practices for companies developing self-driving cars.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Speeders in the city of Buffalo beware.  Mayor Byron Brown is responding to residential complaints about speeding throughout the city.

Chris Caya, wbfo

The city of Buffalo is putting measures in place to help drivers safely navigate Gates Circle. The action follows several direct crashes which have left the stonework around the circle heavily damaged.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While police say they're always looking out for those who drive while impaired, they're stepping up efforts from now through September 7 in an end-of-summer "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Though the solutions may be costly, neighborhood residents want something done about the dangerous traffic conditions around the intersection of Parkside and Florence.