Category Archives: License Suspensions

The New Anti-Texting Law in Massachusetts: Junior Operators

If you drive in Massachusetts, you’ve certainly noticed the large signs on the road telling drivers that as of September 30, 2010 you can no longer text and drive. Teens can no longer use a phone and drive, except in the case of an emergency.  The law sets forth the only times a teen can…

Habitual Traffic Offender – Hardship License

Have you received a notice that your license is suspended because you are a Habitual Traffic Offender (or “HTO”)?   You may not have been paying attention to your driving record, or even been unaware of this possible license revocation.  The potential for being classified as an HTO and having your licenses suspended for FOUR or…

Stopped by a Police Officer?

You are are driving home from work, school or errands and you are ALMOST home.  You are going a little bit over the speed limit or perhaps you have forgotten to place your new registration sticker on your rear license plate.  You are about to turn onto the main street that leads to your neighborhood…

Speeding in Massachusetts

What’s the big deal?  “It’s just a speeding ticket.”  “I would rather just pay the fine.” Have you heard these statements, said them yourself? Section 17 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws of Massachusetts defines speed limits as:   No person operating a motor vehicle on any way shall run it at a rate of…

A Speeding Ticket Can Cost You!

What can it actually cost you if you get round responsible for a moving violation? Well, if you look at the Safe Driver Insurance Plan in Massachusetts (which explains how insurance points are accumulated), each point costs approximately 5% of your insurance premiums. If you are a junior operator, you only need to be found…

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…

Drug Conviction Hardship License Eligibility

One of the reasons that the Registry of Motor Vehicles may suspend or revoke your license has nothing do to with driving a car.  Your license can be revoked for a 94C drug offense.  The good news is that you will be eligible for a Hardship License after you have completed half of the revocation…

Massachusetts House Votes on Cell Phone Ban while Driving

The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted last week to approve to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving.  The House voted 107-47 to abolish the current law, which allows drivers to hold their cell phones in their hand as long as one hand stays on the steering wheel at all times.  This isn’t…

OUI Hardship License Eligibility

I get asked regularly by clients and other individuals if they are eligible for a hardship or Cinderella license.  It used to be pretty easy to walk in to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, claim your license suspension was causing you a hardship, and walk out with a hardship license. It has gotten more and…

Cell Phone Ban Vote Delayed

There was a bill before the Massachusetts Legislature that would ban Junior Operators (typically teen drivers) from operating a cell phone (including texting) while driving, AND to require all other drivers to use hands-free devices when using electronic devices, such as cell phones while driving. On January 16, 2008, the bill was withdrawn from consideration,…

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