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Governor of Massachusetts Declares April to be Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving claims thousands of lives and causes hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. It has become such a threat to traffic safety that the entire month of April has been designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This is an opportunity… Read More

Massachusetts Ranked 49th in Report on States with Worst DUI Problems

New York is the only state that ranks better than Massachusetts in BackgroundChecks.org's new report ranking states from worst to best for drunk driving problems, including deaths and arrests. Massachusetts was ranked 49th, making it the second-best… Read More

AAA Survey: Most Americans Fear Sharing Roads with Autonomous Vehicles

Some innovations occur at a faster pace than people are ready to accept. A new AAA survey reveals that this is the case with self-driving vehicles. Seventy eight percent of respondents to the survey said they would be afraid to ride in a self-driving… Read More

Early Estimates Show Traffic Deaths Increased Six Percent in 2016

There were 40,000 deaths on our nation's roads last year, a six percent increase compared to 2015 and the most deaths in 10 years, according to preliminary data from the National Safety Council (NSC). This continues a trend of increasing traffic fatalities… Read More

Most Young Millennial Drivers Engaged in Risky Driving Behaviors in Past 30 Days

This might come as a surprise, but 16-18-year-old drivers are not the worst-behaved drivers on the road. A new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that young millennials between 19 and 24-years-old were more likely to engage in risky… Read More

Winter Storm Caused One Death, Many Accidents Throughout Boston

Last week's ice storm created treacherous driving conditions throughout the Greater Boston area. On Wednesday morning, a 63-year-old man from Needham, Massachusetts, was struck and killed by a car that was sliding over ice on the road. He had exited… Read More

Strict Ignition Interlock Laws Significantly Reduced Drunk Driving Deaths

A new study is one of the first to show that requiring all drunk driving offenders to install ignition interlock devices in their cars can significantly reduce fatal drunk driving accidents.   Between 1982 and 2013, states with laws that required all… Read More

Fans Reminded Not to Drink and Drive this Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend, which means millions of Americans will be attending or hosting parties and consuming alcoholic beverages.   Unfortunately, this increases the risk of people driving while they are impaired, which can cause dangerous… Read More

First Nine Months of 2016 Saw Eight Percent Rise in Traffic Deaths

There were 27,875 traffic fatalities in the first nine months of 2016, an eight percent increase compared to the first nine months of 2015, according to estimates recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). There… Read More

When You Need to Hire a Boston Car Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a Boston car crash, you should contact your insurance company as soon as possible. Unfortunately, you might run into issues obtaining all of the compensation you deserve from your insurer. People often forget that insurance… Read More

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