U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood this week released a new public service announcement about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series, which has been viewed over 100,000 times since its launch in November 2010.
The 30-second announcement, “Get the Message,” features clips from people from across the country who lost loved ones in distracted driving crashes and have spoken out through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” campaign. “Get the Message” may be viewed below and is available for download on www.distraction.gov.
View details of the Massachusetts Safe Driving Law, which took effect on September 30, 2010.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” video series shines a light on the tragic consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving. In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and half a million were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver.
Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure posted on May 22
MassDOT will close the Washington Avenue Bridge in Chelsea on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM as part of the Silver Line Gateway Project. Appropriate detour signs will be in place to redirect traffic and pedestrians, and identify relocated bus stops. The bridge closure is …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure
MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service posted on May 22
The first MBTA Green Line refurbished trolley car was returned to service this week. T personnel are completing test runs on the next refurbished car to return to service in the coming days. These are the first of 86 that are being refurbished. All 86 …Continue Reading MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service
Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend! posted on May 20
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm …Continue Reading Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!