Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito create initiative to reduce car accidents

Baker-Polito Administration announces series of education and enforcement campaigns to help increase road safety

LUDLOW, Mass. – (WWLP) – A multi-campaign strategy launched by Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will help address common issues that lead to accidents on the road.

Polito told 22News that a series of education and enforcement campaigns will help alleviate many reasons why car accidents occur. “We’ve asked parents and community leaders and people to be more aware about decision making before they get behind the wheel,” Polito explained.

Things like designating a sober driver, staying off your phone and wearing a seat belt can help prevent accidents.

Tom Hidalgo of West Springfield said he sees many drivers on the road that are not focused on driving; “I think something that causes a lot of accidents are people that are texting because you see them driving and they are not paying attention and they’ve got their phone to their ear or they’re looking down.”

4th of July weekend is just around the corner and that means bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists will be on the road more than any time of the year. The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day have been labeled the 100 deadliest days of the year. That’s when many major accidents occur.

In 2014, 154 people died in drunk driving crashes in Massachusetts. It’s imperative not to drive while your judgement may be impaired.

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