How Many People Are Killed from Texting and Driving?

It is no secret that distracted driving is dangerous and can lead to tragic results. In Massachusetts and across the nation, there are several thousand traffic deaths attributed to distracted driving each year, many from unsafe use of smartphones. Other types of distracted driving that have led to deaths include grooming, eating, reading, talking to passengers, or using the radio or entertainment system in the vehicle.

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Car Safety as Temperatures Increase in Massachusetts

With the arrival of summer and temperatures beginning to heat up, car safety becomes a major concern for Massachusetts motorists. Even with temperatures in the 70s, your car’s interior can easily heat up to 90 degrees within 10-minutes, to 98 degrees in 20-minutes, and up to 112 degrees in just one hour. Sitting on a car seat with such elevated temperatures can easily burn you if not careful. 

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Safe Driving Habits All Teens Should Know

Summer is here and with school out, that means that more teens will be driving regardless of increasing gasoline prices that show no signs of abating. In Massachusetts and across the nation, this also unfortunately means more car accidents and fatalities. However, with parents guiding their teens and providing examples of safe driving, teens can avoid risky driving behavior that robs us of so many young and promising lives. 

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Massachusetts Law on Bicycles and Vehicles on The Road

Even before the Covid era, bicycles were becoming more ubiquitous, especially in urban areas. Towns and cities have responded with more designated bike lanes, trails, and traffic signals for bicyclists so as to accommodate and encourage bike riding for all ages. So, as a Massachusetts motorist and/or bicyclist, you should be aware of the laws governing motor vehicles and cyclists and their interactions.

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Fatal Construction Accident in Massachusetts

Construction has long been one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Although heavily regulated including being subject to strict OSHA rules and regulations, serious accidents and fatalities are not uncommon. The first fatal construction accident in Massachusetts for 2022 occurred in late March when a concrete slab on the roof of Government Center in Boston collapsed during its demolition on a 51-year-old worker. 

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Hit and Run Accident in Massachusetts

Since Biblical times, being a good Samaritan is what we encourage ourselves and others to do. Seeing someone in distress and going out of your way to assist them in some way is lauded as the right thing to do. Recently, in the case of a man in Merrimack, Massachusetts who in early April of this year stopped to assist people who had been in a collision on the Everett Turnpike and was struck by a hit-and-run motorist, some might be reluctant to be so helpful when coming upon an accident. 

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