Massachusetts Texting While Driving Law Needs Enforcement

The no texting law, formally called the Massachusetts Safe Driving Act, went into effect on September 30, 2011. A Boston car accident lawyer ponders whether it is working; from October 1, 2010 to May 30, 2011, there were 733 citations in Massachusetts for texting while driving. This amounts to approximately 3 per day throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, 41 drivers under 18 have received citations for operation of cell phones.

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Child Safety Seats Saves Lives in Massachusetts

Car seats save lives, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. In a Raynham collision between a sedan and a pick up truck that killed the driver of the sedan, a two year old passenger survived because she was in a car seat, according to the Raynham Fire Department. The accident, which happened on South Main Street in Raynham, resulted in the wrongful death of the child’s mother.

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Princess Di, Royal Weddings and Seat Belts in Massachusetts

As followers of this blog know, the panel studying the death of Princess Di in Paris in 1997 said that the failure to wear a seat belt was a substantial contributing factor to her death. After all, the only person who survived the limousine crash was wearing a seat belt. With prom season coming, Boston personal injury lawyer Neil Burns urges Massachusetts’ teenage drivers to drive safely, avoid any and all alcohol before driving, and follow the zero texting and cellphone law. But on an every day basis, wear a seat belt in Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Teenager Texting While Driving Kills 55-year-old

In our personal injury law blog we normally refrain from filing articles about individual collisions, choosing to focus on studies or trends we see, and avoiding the sensational and tragic. However, as a Massachusetts wrongful death attorney and auto accident trial lawyer, we felt the need to report on a Haverhill collision which resulted in the death of a 55-year-old Danville man, with injuries to his passenger who was treated at the Massachusetts General Hospital after the crash. News reports from the Lawrence Eagle Tribune indicate that a 17-year-old was driving while texting on River Street in Haverhill last month. The district attorney’s office charged the youth with Massachusetts motor vehicle homicide and texting while driving in Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer Reports on Justice Scalia’s Traffic Ticket

According to news we received this morning from Washington, D.C., United State Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was issued a traffic ticket by the U.S. Park Police for following too closely when his motor vehicle struck the vehicle in front of him on his way to work. The collision caused a “chain reaction” with four cars and the justice’s car being towed from the scene. Most importantly, no one reported personal injuries at the time.

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Work Related Trucks and Fatality Accident Data

In a study of truck accidents involving fatalities, a multiplicity of statistics show interesting data. We reviewed the Federal Trucks involved in Fatal Accidents data complied by the Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Fatal Accidents database. We intend here merely to highlight some of the data.

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