Thursday, December 6, 2012
The use of such electronic devices can be hazardous while operating a vehicle, State Police said this week.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following message was submitted by the Massachusetts State Police.) The Massachusetts State Police, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, have begun a public awareness message on the use of personal headphones, or “ear buds,” while driving any type of motor vehicle. The constant need for instant communication has helped pioneer a host of advanced cell phone technology and has become an integral part of our lives. Unfortunately, this has added to the many distractions that hinder safe operation of motor vehicles. Hands-free technology, including personal headphones, have helped eliminate the constant need to hold a cell phone while driving. But some operators have begun to use their headsets to listen to …
Monday, November 19, 2012
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 …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Preventing people from looting their neighbors' homes is part of the troopers' work in New Jersey.
New Jersey called; Massachusetts answered. The state of New Jersey asked for help with devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, requesting that nearby states send law enforcement officers to help keep peace and order in the hardest-hit areas of New Jersey. On Saturday, a detachment of 25 troopers from the Massachusetts State Police was selected and sent, reporting to Fort Dix to be sworn in as police officers. The Massachusetts State Police officers are working with Louisiana State Police and New Jersey State Police in areas including Brick, Ocean Park, Seaside Heights and Palisades Park. Many of the MSP troopers are experienced with storm-related issues, especially after the destructive storms Massachusetts has experienced over the …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
State police will set up a routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend.
If you spot a state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend, he or she may be doing more than just watching for speedsters. State Police Superintendent Col. Marian McGovern announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Middlesex County from Saturday into Sunday. The checkpoints, which are funded by a state grant, are routine operations performed by the state police. McGovern said in a press release that the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness to the need of both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and taking them off the road. She said the checkpoint would…
Saturday, October 29, 2011
This is a timely press release from the Massachusetts State Police.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
With the potential for significant snowfall to hit parts of the state this final weekend of October, the Massachusetts State Police remind motorists of several basic strategies to stay safe in snowy weather. Please remember the following tips this weekend and throughout the coming months: · Dial 911 in Roadway Emergencies: In any weather conditions, motorists who become disabled or encounter an emergency on the roadways should dial 911 on their cellular phones to immediately be connected to a State Police Communications Center. Motorists should always be aware of their location, noting the route they are traveling on and the number of the exit they most recently passed.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Minor injuries were reported when an accident occurred on the Concord Route 2 rotary between a Motorcycle and an SUV.
According to a Massachusetts State Police spokesperson, at approximately 3:20 p.m., a 30 year-old Brockton man, David Choe, riding a 2009 Honda motorcycle, was involved in an accident with a 16 year-old driving an SUV Lexus, on the Concord Route 2 rotary. Minor injuries were reported. According to West Concord resident, Ed Bokhour, who was an eye witness to the account, Choe was trapped underneath the SUV and many people on the scene assisted to free Choe. (Bokhour contacted the Concord Patch editor to provide him with this information): “When I arrived, several people were getting out of their cars and a few had begun trying to lift the SUV off the motorcyclist," said Bokhour. “Traffic began to back up in the rotary, so I began directing …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The State Police will conduct a motor vehicle sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Middlesex County, which includes Acton, sometime today and running into Sunday. Police did not specify the hours the checkpoint will be in operation. “The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways,” a press release from the State Police reads. Source: Massachusetts State Police press release.
Friday, April 8, 2011
A 17 year-old female from Groton, crashed into a 61 year-old male from West Townsend. Male was pronounced dead.
Update: According to the Massachusetts State Police, a fatal motor vehicle accident happened at approximately 6:51 p.m. State troopers from the Concord Barracks responded to the crash on Route 2 West – west of Wetherbee Street, Acton. A 1993 Honda, operated by Kathryn McGuire, a 17 year-old female from Groton, crashed into a car that was in the breakdown lane - resulting in the death of 61 year-old Howard Stein, from West Townsend. Stein was outside of his vehicle securing a load in his 1996 Ford pickup truck when McGuire stuck the vehicle and Stein. Both vehicles became entangled and a 57-year-old Ayer woman, a passenger in Stein’s truck, was not injured. An investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Troop A is currently underway, …