Community Services
Human Services Building
80 State Highway 310, Suite 1
Canton, NY 13617-1493

Ph: 315-386-2048
Fx: 315-386-2435


Community Services

Traffic Safety Program

80 State Highway 310, Canton New York  13617-1493
Phone: (315) 386-2207     Fax: (315) 386-2435

Michele James  


Carrie Conger, Traffic Safety Information Specialist




  Talk to your teen about safe driving.


Party Tips and Advice

General Guidelines for Parents

Party Tips for Parents of Teens



Web Sites and Contacts for Safe Transportation
Traffic Safety Program Newsletter Articles
Teen Driving
Bicycle Safety
Car Seat Safety
Safe Driving
Van Advisory
Personal Mobility Devices
Winter Walking and Driving
Distracted Driving
Local DMV Information
General information
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety             
General information and excellent links
Follow links to find out traffic and weather conditions across the US
General information on passenger and commercial travel
Menu of topics of general interest, as well as safety fun pages for children
Compiles safety testing data for many vehicles
Information on driving in New York State, including laws, and licensing.
Official New York State traffic and travel web site, with links to road and weather conditions
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
National statistics and comprehensive information on a variety of topics
Commercial Vehicles
Has news on commercial vehicle regulations, safety, seminars, and trends for members and non-members
Sharing the Road
Provides information on sharing our highways with commercial vehicles

Rail Safety
Operation Lifesaver
A non-profit group devoted to preventing collisions along rail rights-of-way and at highway/rail intersections
Impaired Driving
St. Lawrence County STOP-DWI
Local statistics and links to national sites

Child Passenger Safety/Youth and Traffic Safety
Official DMV web site for new drivers
Parents of drivers under age 18 can register to be informed of convictions, license revocations and suspensions, and reported motor vehicle collisions.

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute          
Kids And Cars                        
Has information on trunk entrapment, back-over incidents and other information on non-traffic vehicle safety. Has excellent links to many other child safety sites
Car Seats  
To check for recalls, call the toll-free number of the car seat manufacturer (look on the sticker on the back or side). You can also call 1-800-424-9393 or 1-888-DASH 2 DOT. You can also register via the internet on the manufacturer’s web site.   Make sure you have the following information ready:
          1. Manufacturer
          2. Model number
          3. Date of manufacture

You can also check for recalls on-line, and obtain news and information at:
Also has school bus, bike, and pedestrian safety
Has database of certified technicians and fitting stations arranged by County
Lots of great technical information, including photo identifiers of most car seats
Other Car Seat information:
National SAFEKIDS site                    
Car seats and other child safety topics
Senior Driving and Disability Issues
If you click on “Classroom course” it will take you to this page:

You should enter your zip code and choose the number of miles you are willing to travel.  The course list/contact info. should pop up.

The toll-free number is (877) 846-3299.

ADED:  Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists    
Directory of people qualified to evaluate driving skills of individuals
Car fit - is an educational program sponsored by AAA, AARP, and AOTA that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them.
New York State Office for the Aging             
Assistance addressing concerns about an unsafe aging driver
Point and Insurance Reduction Classes and Internet (On-line) Courses
To reduce your driver violation point total by a maximum of four points, and save a maximum of 10 percent on your automobile liability insurance premiums, take a DMV-approved accident prevention course.  Please check with your Insurance Company regarding the discount that applies, and the Department of Motor Vehicles for information on reducing license points.  A list of local course providers follows.
Aim High School of Defensive Driving 315-265-2514
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)                                
American Automobile Association (AAA in Watertown)                    
American Safety Council, Inc.                            
America Safety                                                           
Empire Safety Council                                               
I DRIVE SAFELY                                                   
National Safety Council                                            
National Safety Council of Central & Western NY  
National Traffic Safety Institute                                                      
Clemente’s Safe Driving Program
SUNY Potsdam (St. Law)
Jim’s Driving School (Watertown)
North Co. Community College
New York Safety Program                                  
Online Defensive Driving Course by Improv
USA Training Company
The St. Lawrence County Traffic Safety Program is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee

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