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.
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced