The Massachusetts Highway Safety Division (HSD) used grant funding from GHSA and the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) to launch a public awareness campaign. The campaign was designed to engage young drivers on the impacts of drowsy driving and to provide prevention education. The campaign was developed and executed in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, AAA Northeast and the Massachusetts based Drowsy Driving Prevention Project. The program used social media platforms and media outlets to raise awareness of the dangers of drowsy driving for young drivers.
Massachusetts was one of six jurisdictions to receive a grant from NHTSA, administered by GHSA, to train additional law enforcement officers in drug-impaired driving recognition and assessment.
Story by Shira Schoenberg
December 21, 2018
As legal recreational marijuana sales begin in Massachusetts, the state's Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Director Jeff Larason discusses the dangers of marijuana-impaired driving.
Article by John Ellement
November 19, 2018
With funding from a Ford Driving Skills for Life teen safe driving grant, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Highway Safety Division created a video introducing parents to the driver education and licensing process.
Authorizes AV testing with a human operator.
Bicycle helmets required for all riders 1 or older and younger than 17. Children under 1 year of age prohibited.
Universal helmet law enacted 1967.
Checkpoints are conducted year-round. Their legality is upheld under state and federal Constitution.