Spare Tires, Driving Lessons, Older Adults and Car Accidents

By January 11, 2020

I love being a member of the Auto Club.  I used to work there through college and law school.  I met my wife there, and 35 years after that, we are still members!!!


Among other services, the AAA Northway, regularly sends out a magazine to members.  All of the articles, particularly with regard to automobile safety, are tremendously useful.  If you are not already a member, the cost of membership is very reasonable and the benefits are enormous.

In the new magazine, I commend to you three articles:  “Coaching Your New Driver”; “Addressing Changes in Driving Comfort Early Can Keep Older Adults Driving Safer, Longer” and “Spare Me! AAA Finds Nearly One-Third of New Vehicles are Missing a Spare Tire”

One thing that made me laugh out loud was the advice given to parents who are teaching their kids to drive:  “Stay calm when your teen says, ‘Don’t yell at me!”  If your kid is telling you not to yell, sounds as if “calm” already flew out the window!

Anyway, as you know, the big deal is avoiding car accidents.  Our team at Poissant, Nichols, Grue, Vanier and Babbie have seen a lot of terrible and tragic accidents in our time.  We have had to speak to mothers and fathers who have lost their children in car accidents and have had to help out children who have lost their parents or siblings in car accidents.  But one thing I’ll tell you is the EVERY CAR ACCIDENT IS AVOIDABLE.  That’s why the more you read the very accessible articles in the AAANow magazine and other articles in similar magazines, you may learn techniques that can save your life from people who break the rules of the road.

So, if you live anywhere in Northern New York, from Gouverneur, Canton, Potsdam, Massena, Ogdensburg, Malone, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Plattsburgh, and all points in between, if you have been injured in a car accident, our offices can help you get your medical bills sorted out and paid, get your lost wages back on track and help you work out an award for your bodily injury.  We would be happy to work with you and your family to getting you towards your goal of getting whole again.  Car accidents are tough, because they are sudden, disorienting and dangerous.  We can help.

— Joe Nichols


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