Under the new law, you can talk to your cell phone, but you cannot touch or even look at it while driving, except in true emergency.
The Senate passed two bills on April 25. One would allow for an “X” gender designation on state IDs, while the other, sponsored by Senator Brownsberger, includes several road safety measures.
Overall, the poll should remind cyclists and cycling advocates that there is a lot of resentment among drivers and pedestrians for lawless behavior by cyclists. Cyclists and planners should take some comfort from the relatively strong support, even among motorists, for bike lanes and other engineering safety measures.
Cycling and walking are healthy, exhilarating and good for the environment. I will continue to work to protect cyclists and pedestrians, but also to encourage cyclists to ride responsibly.
The Massachusetts State Senate voted Thursday, June 28 to pass legislation that aims to create safer streets for all road users.
The Senate Committee on Ways and Means has reported a new draft of An Act to reduce traffic fatalities, which will be debated later this week. This bill was developed by several members of the legislature in collaboration with a coalition of bicycle, pedestrian and transportation advocates. The bill was redrafted slightly from the version reported from the Transportation Committee.