Massachusetts Police are on Increased Patrols Due to the ROAD RESPECT Campaign

The State Police Office of Media Relations issued a press release announcing that they have teamed up with Massachusetts Local Police in a campaign to reduce aggressive and distracted driving.

What does this mean?  This means more patrols out on the highways, and in the local cities and towns.  It is a statewide effort that runs from March 26, 2008 through April 16, 2008. And yes, this probably means that more tickets will be issued.

As always, the best way to avoid being found responsible for a speeding ticket and/or being charged with a criminal driving offense is to avoid getting stopped.  Some tips issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles are:

  • Obey speed limits.
  • Signal.
  • Don’t weave in and out of lanes.
  • Don’t tailgate.
  • Never run yellow lights.
  • Don’t block intersections.
  • Let other drivers pass and merge as necessary.
  • On multilane roads use the left lane for passing only.
  • Refrain from unnecessary use of your horn.
  • Avoid distracted driving.

Don’t they know that they live in Massachusetts?  Driving is serious, but if you drive around here for more than five minutes, chances are you will do one of the above things.  It would have been easier if they said “pretend you live in a Southern State and drive accordingly”.

If you do receive a citation or are charged criminally, you have the right to have a lawyer represent you.  Don’t let a driving offense or citation ruin your driving record.  Don’t lose your right to operate a vehicle. For more information call me at 866-981-7888 or email me to set up a consultation.

For more information see:

WBZ News Article

Road Respect

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