MassDOT began running the message this morning, which says, “Changing lanes? / Use yah blinkah.” The messages will run throughout the weekend and are intended to remind drivers that failing to use turn signals is a citable offense, under MGL Chapter 90, Section 14B.
Citations issued for violation of MGL Ch 90 Section 14B, Failure to Signal, by all police across the Commonwealth over the last five years were as follows:
Thru March 2014- 1,083
The message is part of MassDOT’s efforts to remind drivers to expect heavy holiday traffic this Mother’s Day weekend. The Friday before Mother’s Day ranked second only to the Friday before Columbus Day with the most toll transactions logged in a single day in 2013 with 698,481 transactions. October 11, 2013 ranked first with more than 700,000 transactions. These figures include an accounting of all toll road transactions including the Massachusetts Turnpike, the Tobin Bridge and the Boston Harbor Tunnels.
Fridays in the warm weather months consistently make up the top 10. Cash collection booths across the Commonwealth will be adequately staffed throughout the weekend.
To save time, money and gas, motorists who have not yet done so are encouraged to join E-ZPass to avoid waiting in line at cash toll booths.
To plan ahead, the traffic information is available for download using the free RideWise Smartphone App (Apple and Android) that provides live traffic conditions to and from popular destinations.
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