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Massachusetts Tells Drivers Their LOLs, OMGs Can Wait

Massachusetts state transportation officials first got the attention of drivers in June when they posted electronic highway signs that implored Bostonians to “use yah blinkah.” The latest effort to combine a serious safety message with a touch of humor took …

6 Southeast States Participating in DUI Campaign

Law enforcement officials in six Southeast states launched their 23rd annual “Hands Across the Border” campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence. Sunday, August 24, was the official start of the six-day campaign, which includes law enforcement agencies …

N.Y.’s Video Campaign Urges Motorists to Slow Down in Work Zones

The family of a New York State Department of Transportation employee killed on the job five years ago is reminding motorists to drive safely in highway construction work zones. Garry Farrell’s wife and three children appear in a new video …

More States Raise Speed Limits, but Not New Jersey

Motorists breezing through parts of Pennsylvania are now able to set their cruise control at 70 mph without having to worry about getting a speeding ticket. Pennsylvania is the latest state to join the 70 mph club. A 100-mile section …

After Ordeal, N.J. Legislator Pushes for Video Cameras in New Police Cars

For New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, putting video cameras in new police cars became personal two years ago when he was arrested for drunken driving and video from a camera mounted on a cruiser helped get the charges dropped and …

New York Gov. Cuomo OKs More Speed Cameras in NYC, Long Island

More than 200 new speed cameras are authorized for school zones in New York City and Long Island under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The cameras will operate during and immediately before and after school activities. …

Boston Transit Toughening Its Cellphone Policy for Drivers

The MBTA in Boston is toughening its cellphone policy for drivers, saying any bus or train operator would face dismissal for carrying a phone or other electronic device on the job even if it is not being used. The new …

Delaware House Approves Higher Fine for Phone Use While Driving

A proposed increase in the first-time penalty for using a handheld cell phone or other electronic device while driving is making progress in the Delaware General Assembly. The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware, reports that the state House of Representatives …

Vermont Highway Check Produces $17,800 in Fines

Vermont Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers and police issued almost $18,000 in fines after a three-day, around-the-clock inspection of commercial vehicles in Colchester on Interstate 89 and on U.S. Route 7. The officers participating in the June 3-5 operation were checking …

Delaware Troopers Issue Over 1K Traffic Citations in I-95 Crackdown

Delaware troopers were busy this past weekend cracking down on traffic violations during a multistate enforcement safety initiative along Interstate 95. The Drive to Save Lives initiative was a one-day effort involving police in all 15 states along the I-95 …