November 30, 2018

Inattentive Driving: Texting, Making Phone Calls While Driving

Most Americans admit to multitasking while driving. An inattentive driving activity is any activity that distracts and endangers the driver, passengers, and bystanders. These distractions include eating and drinking, talking to passengers, texting, calling, watching videos, reading maps, shaving, applying makeup, and anything that takes attention away from driving. The repercussions are serious and can…

August 1, 2016

Report: Texting While Driving Offenses Continue to Increase in Massachusetts

The Boston Globe has reported that more than 6,000 texting while driving tickets were issued in 2015 alone. Since the 2010 enactment of a Massachusetts law that made texting while driving illegal, a total of more than 18,000 related tickets have been written. In Massachusetts, texting and driving comes with a substantial fine. For example,…

September 9, 2015

Massachusetts Considering Banning Use of Hand-Held Mobile Devices

We’re all too aware of the accidents that can occur from distracted driving. For very good reasoning, hand-held cell phones are at the top of our list of things to avoid while driving. According to The National Safety Council, 26% of our nation’s car accidents were the result of the driver talking or texting on…

August 14, 2015

August Is Considered the Most Dangerous Month to Drive

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) records going back to 1994, the most dangerous month for driving is August, and Saturday is the most dangerous day of the week to drive. Random Facts About the Month of August: August is named for Julius Cesar’s grandnephew Augustus. The Roman Senate decided he should…