Category Archives: Driving in the Media

Elderly Drivers are Impacted by the New Texting Ban

Elderly drivers always seem to be in the news – not the majority of them who drive well, use proper caution and follow the rules of the road.  It seems that all are up in arms about the ‘danger’ of the elderly driving.  This is a very real concern for the general public and for…

Overview of the No-Texting Law

So, finally, the Massachusetts Legislature has gotten it together and has actually finalized the no texting law.  It’s set to go into effect on September 30, 2010. Here are a few of the highlights: 1.  There will be no texting while driving.  This means no sending of emails, instant messages or reading of emails, instant…

Elderly Drivers are in the News Again!

It is happening once again, a car accident, and an injury involving an elderly driver.  Accidents happen every day but when they involve someone who is considered elderly (and it is a slow news day) it makes the news! The Boston Herald, reports that an Elderly Driver slammed into a lot attendant at the Brookline,…

Big News at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

There are some big changes at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, the outgoing Registrar, Anne Collins, has been given a senior position in the Executive Office of Transportation by Deval Patrick.  She will be replaced by Rachel Kaprielian, a Democrat from Watertown. It is well known that Anne Collins took her job seriously, and thus…

Drunk Report, Publishing Names of People Charged with Drunk Driving…What’s the Purpose?

If someone is going to get into a car, after going to party of having dinner with friends…is worrying that if they get pulled over and charged with drunk driving going to make them think twice? First of all, just because someone is charged with operating under the influence – it does not mean they…

More Backlash Against Elderly Drivers

Elderly drivers are currently getting very bad press.  There was an opinion in the Patriot Ledger today by Lauren Munger of South Weymouth, asking families to be held accountable for assessing the driving ability of elderly drivers in their families. Certainly, there are some drivers who shouldn’t be on the road for a variety of…

Driving Laws and Celebrities

I have a blog about Massachusetts Driving Law (as you know if you are reading this), and it is not very often that there are celebrities involved in driving related issues in Massachusetts. This past week in Gloucester, Massachusetts Sandra Bullock and Jesse James were involved in a car accident with an alleged drunk driver. …

On the Road with Jeff – A Driving Blog

I realized something on Friday, I need to look around the web for more informational sources for Massachusetts Drivers.  I got a call on Friday morning from Jeff Larson, WCVB Channel Five’s Traffic Reporter, it seems that my blog was mentioned on Universal Hub. Of course, I then took a look at his blog, On…

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