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Recent Boston Cyclist Death Raises Important Safety Concerns

March 12, 2019
The tragic death of a beloved cyclist and member of the Boston community sheds light on how dangerous Boston streets are for cyclists and pedestrians. Last month Paula Sharaga, who was a  children’s librarian at the Coolidge Corner Library and an avid cyclist, was tragically killed by a cement truck that crashed into her... read more

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Boston Bicyclists Urge Ride-Share Services to Make Safety Improvements

March 5, 2019
In a recent letter, a coalition of bicycle-safety groups in Boston urged Uber and Lyft to educate drivers to safely share city streets with cyclists. An article on their efforts appears here. In the letter, 14 organizations from the greater Boston area, including the Boston Cyclists Union,  Somerville Bicycle Committee, Ma... read more

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Massachusetts Governor Proposes Several New Driving Reforms

February 13, 2019
Governor Charlie Baker recently proposed a number of driving reforms, including proposals for hands-free cellphone use, a seat belt enforcement provision and ignition interlock proposal. These proposals were created with the goal of increasing safety on the roads and reducing accidents. Let’s take a closer look at each. T... read more

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Discussing New Laws to Target Marijuana-Impaired Drivers in Massachusetts

January 7, 2019
With recreational marijuana now legal in the state, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and House Speaker Robert DeLeo are placing emphasis on new laws to target drivers who are under the influence of the drug. A detailed article on their position is available here. The Special Commission on Operating Under the Influence a... read more

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Legalized Marijuana Presents New Driving Safety Issues in Massachusetts

December 19, 2018
Marijuana use for adults 21 and older has been legal in Massachusetts for two years, but just recently stores have opened up in the state, making access to the drug much easier for recreational users. This development presents new safety issues on the roads as the number of drivers under the influence of marijuana is [&hell... read more

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Going Out on Thanksgiving Eve? Learn How to Stay Safe & Avoid Drunk Driving

November 20, 2018
The night before families across the United States sit down to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal, many will be frequenting bars with their friends. This tradition has gained popularity in recent years, and is infamously known as “Blackout Wednesday.” The combination of millions of people on the roads traveling to thei... read more

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According to AAA, Massachusetts Car Accidents Increase After Daylight Savings Time

November 15, 2018
The American Automobile Association (AAA) released a new study that found that Massachusetts drivers are at a high risk of weekday car accidents occurring in the first month after Daylight Savings Time. This year, Daylight Savings Time fell on Sunday, November 4, and MA drivers should take extra caution during the first mon... read more

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Massachusetts Driver’s License: What Teens and Parents Need to Know

November 8, 2018
Massachusetts has a Graduated Driver’s License program, which consists of three stages: the learner’s permit, restricted license and unrestricted license. The program was implemented to help ensure teens have a sufficient amount of driving experience before receiving their unrestricted license, with the goal of improvin... read more

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Massachusetts Mom Fights for Distracted Driving Bill, After Fighting for Her Life

November 6, 2018
A Framingham woman who was seriously injured after being hit by a distracted driver in 2016 has been working to pass a Massachusetts distracted driving bill, to no avail. Jillian Kaplan was walking her dog on a summer day when she was suddenly hit at a crosswalk by a driver who took his eyes off […] Continue Reading

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

October 24, 2018
Halloween is only one week away, and many parents are finalizing their children’s costumes and getting ready for the big night. While Halloween is an exciting time for children who look forward to dressing up as their favorite characters and going trick-or-treating, it is important to take precautions to keep your childre... read more

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