The New Massachusetts Safe Driving Law

As many of our customers might already know, the Safe Driving Law became effective in Massachusetts on September 30, 2010. The law creates a series of new violations, which the RMV Division, MassDOT IT staff and the Merit Rating Board are working to program and implement.

Here are two of the new legal statutes that we thought were the most critical to our youngest and oldest customers.

Ch 90/8M- Use of a Mobile Phone or Mobile Electronic Device by a Junior Operator Civil Offense- No Surcharge

(Mobile electronic device includes mobile telephone, text messaging device, paging device, PDA, laptop computer, electronic equipment capable of playing video games or video disks or can take/transmit digital photographs or can receive a television broadcast. Mobile electronic device does not include any equipment permanently or temporarily installed to provide navigation, emergency assistance or rear seat video entertainment. Reporting an emergency is the only exception. Drivers are encouraged to pull over and stop the vehicle to report the emergency.)
• 1st offense-$100, 60-day license suspension & attitudinal course
• 2nd offense-$250, 180-day suspension
• 3rd or subsequent offense-$500, 1-year suspension

Understanding The New Massachusetts Safe Driving Law: Elder Driving Provisions

License applicants, either for initial licensure in Massachusetts or license renewal, age 75 and older must conduct the transaction in a RMV office. Use of the Internet for license renewals will no longer be allowed for these applicants. All applicants, regardless of age, that obtain or renew a license in a branch office are required to undergo the RMV vision test that is given to all drivers or provide a vision screening certificate from an appropriate health care provider to complete the transaction.

Look here to see the entire list.
And if you have any questions about how these new regulations impact your insurance coverage, please call us.

 

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