RMV Under Fire for Not Reviewing Thousands of Out of State Driving Violations

July 17, 2019
Following last month’s tragic motorcycle accident that claimed seven lives, The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is under fire for failing to review thousands of out-of-state violations. The driver who caused the fatal accident, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, worked for a Massachusetts trucking company and had severa... read more

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Summer Months are the Most Dangerous for Teen Drivers

July 9, 2019
With school out for the summer, more teens are headed out on the roads, driving to concerts, beach trips and more. Although summer can be a fun and exciting time, unfortunately, teens are at a higher risk for car accident fatalities than any other time of the year. Called the “100 Deadliest Days” the period […] Continue Reading

7 Motorcyclists Killed in Tragic Crash, Massachusetts Driver Charged

June 27, 2019
Last Friday, seven motorcyclists were tragically killed in a crash with a pickup truck hauling a trailer in New Hampshire. The victims included Marines and their supporters and spouses who were members of Marine JarHeads MC, a New England motorcycle group which was on its way to an event. A couple from Lakeville, Massachuse... read more

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State Senate Passes Ban on Phone Use While Driving

June 14, 2019
The Massachusetts State Senate recently passed a ban preventing all drivers in the state from using handheld mobile devices while driving. The bill, entitled An Act Preventing Distracted Driving, received unanimous support. Its passage prohibits all drivers from using mobile phones for talking or other purposes while in mo... read more

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National Safety Month: Workplace Accidents

June 10, 2019
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), June is National Safety Month. The NSC is a nonprofit, public-service organization established to promote health and safety in the United States. Nationwide, thousands of organizations observe National Safety Month, focusing on causes of injuries and prevention. In honor of th... read more

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Is Vision Zero Doing Enough to Eliminate Traffic Deaths?

June 6, 2019
A new report from Streetsblog has returned encouraging evidence from several cities which have participated in the Vision Zero program since 2010. While a number of cities still struggle with specific safety issues, the information collected shows these municipalities have made progress toward the stated goal of eliminating... read more

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Boston Bike Route To Include New Safety Enhancements

May 31, 2019
This June, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin roadway improvements along Charles River Dam Road. The reconfiguration—which will also include the Craigie Bridge—is designed to improve safety for bicyclists. An article detailing the plans for the roadway reconfiguration is available here. ... read more

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What Mass Drivers Need to Know About the Hands-Free Driving Bill

May 13, 2019
House Speaker Robert DeLeo is confident that the Hands-Free driving bill will pass this year. The bill would make it illegal for drivers to hold their phones in Massachusetts, with the goal of reducing the number of distracted driving accidents, and ultimately, saving lives. How Serious of an Issue is Distracted Driving? Di... read more

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Boston Launches Safest Driver Competition

May 2, 2019
We all know how dangerous distracted driving is, but did you know you could earn thousands of dollars in prizes, just by being a safe driver? In a unique effort to reduce distracted driving, Mayor Walsh has teamed up with local organizations to launch this year’s Safest Drivers Competition, where drivers can earn prizes u... read more

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Concerns About Driving Safety with Legalized Marijuana in Massachusetts

May 1, 2019
Recreational marijuana has been legalized in Massachusetts for two years, yet there are many concerns about driving under the influence of the substance. In fact, marijuana was the second-leading drug found in drivers involved in fatal accidents from 2014-2017. People may not think driving under the influence of marijuana i... read more

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