Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make …
MassDOT provides some tips for those traveling during the Christmas holiday weekend. Plus, free coffee!
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 23, 2011
The following is a press release issued by MassDOT: MassDOT encourages residents and visitors to drive safely and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. “Visiting friends and family over the holidays is an important tradition. I urge travelers to plan around inclement weather, use public transit and to always designate a sober driver. Safety is MassDOT’s top priority,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. During holidays, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic and busy toll plazas. Drivers are encouraged to consider travel during the early morning or after 8 p.m. Traffic congestion is also typical at the I-95 and I-495 Turnpike interchanges along …