Darrin Grondel, Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and GHSA Executive Board Secretary, recently keynoted a University of Massachusetts symposium with a discussion on his state's experience with legalized recreational marijuana.
GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Massachusetts. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.
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.
This segment takes a close look at GHSA and State Farm's recent bicyclist safety report. Pam Fischer, the report's author, discusses its findings.
September 16, 2017
Story by Scott Widmeyer
Using the correct language is a key component to changing traffic safety culture. GHSA Member of Massachusetts Highway Safety Division Director Jeff Larason convinced navigation app Waze to start using "crash" instead of "accident."
September 4, 2017
Article by Ben Yagoda
As the Massachusetts Senate considers legislation that would enact a handheld device ban, GHSA's Kara Macek discusses the benefits of hands-free laws and the Association's support of such bans.
June 29, 2017
Article by Stephanie Murray
Executive orders signed creating regulations and guidelines for AV testing.
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.