Texting may be impulsive act for Massachusetts drivers

What drivers feel and how they act can be two different things. Most, if not all, Boston drivers are well aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. However, that knowledge hasn’t eliminated drunk-driving accidents. The same thought and action disconnect may be true for texting and driving, especially among young drivers. According to more than one survey, including a university poll released in March 2015, most drivers agreed texting while driving is a dangerous activity. At the same time, a significant portion of drivers admitted they did it anyway. A poll of over 900 drivers found 87 percent of Continue Reading

3-car crash on Interstate 95 injures 5, kills 1

A Massachusetts crash has ended with five injured and one dead. According to police, the crash involved three cars and occurred on May 30 during rush hour traffic around 4:30 p.m. A Range Rover going north on Interstate 95 reportedly went into the median and then hit a Toyota Camry that was traveling in the southbound lanes. The Range Rover also hit a Ford Edge, according to reports. The Toyota Camry was hit head-on, and a 59-year-old who was in the car was killed at the scene of the accident. A 62-year-old man and a 28-year-old man who were in Continue Reading

U.S. traffic fatalities on the rise for first time since 2005

It’s the end of a trend Massachusetts drivers and pedestrians would probably like to have seen continue, but after 7 years of declines, the number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. increased in 2012.Motor vehicle accident deaths rose 3.3 percent nationwide for a total of 33,561 on the year. That meant an average of 91 people killed on roadways every day as calculated by AOL Autos from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. Injuries rose during 2012 as well. In what the NHTSA said was the first “statistically significant” increase in people hurt in traffic accidents in 17 years, more Continue Reading