Massachusetts Police Wrote 6,131 Tickets for Texting While Driving in 2015

May 20, 2016

Massachusetts state data show that the number of people getting ticketed by police for texting while driving in Massachusetts has steadily increased since it became illegal six years ago.

The state Transportation Department says 6,131 were given tickets for texting behind the wheel last year, up from 1,153 in 2011, the first full year the law took effect.

The Boston Globe reports that of the more than 18,000 tickets issued for texting while driving from the year the law took effect in 2010 to mid-April of this year that more than 56 percent were issued to men. People age 40 and younger received more than 75 percent of the tickets.

The most common time of day to receive a texting-while-driving ticket was 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the evening commute.

Topics Personal Auto Law Enforcement Massachusetts

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  • May 24, 2016 at 12:31 pm
    UW says:
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    Ron says:
    Get your facts straight, Fair enough. I will retract my position that morality should not be legislated, but I maintain that only actions that are intended to and directly har... read more
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    confused says:
    and ron has told you many times that you are a hypocrite and have poor reading comprehension skills, but your posts continue to confirm that you contradict yourself all the ti... read more

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