Texting while Driving - Eastern MA

Open Issues: 1 Closed Issues: 4 Acknowledged Issues: 2

Reports of drivers texting while driving, an extremely dangerous behavior, will be automatically sent to this watch area. Please record times, dates, plate numbers, driver descriptions and/or make and model of vehicles if possible.

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  • Lowell MA 01851, USA - Lowell

    While I was on the Downtown Shuttle on 8/26/14, the LRTA driver was texting while driving. This is obviously unsafe and illegal. I have also called and emailed the LRTA about this issue but have not yet received a response. I took the attached photo while we were stopped at a light on The Lord Overpass.

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  • Jamaicaway/Riverway Boston, MA - Mission Hill

    Despite traffic signage of 25 mph, despite dangerous area d/t narrow, curving lanes, despite cell phone usage and texting, despite the fact that we just had a horrible fatal accident, I experience drivers passing me when I am even at 35 mph! I never see police presence, and I live right in this area. Please police this area! Thank you.

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  • 280 Pearl Street Cambridge Ma 02130 - Fenway-Kenmore

    There are many oneway streets in my neiborhood and the drivers are not looking both ways. While turning left or right they only look in the direction the trafic. Also, they are texting while driving. I think if we all had a 211, 411 or a 911 setup to report the time and liscence # it would stop.

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  • 205 Tremont St Melrose, MA 02176, USA - Melrose

    A large number of people drive right through this stop sign, many without even looking. I live right on Melrose St and can see this intersection from my window and it is unbelievable how many people simply disregard teh stop sogn. I find it particularly dangerous as there are so many children/teens walking around that area due to the local schools. My son was almost hit on his bike crossing the street in the crosswalk there, a person was texting instead of watching the road and I saw her car's bumper about a foot or less from my son's rear bike tire. Talk about scary! I think this issue should be addressed, perhaps a detail every once in a while, so people won't know when they are there and when not (police ) so they may get in the habit of stopping finally.

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  • j walkers Archived
    Main St Fall River, MA - Fall River

    j walkers, very dangerous, i got rear ended by someone texting whiles stopping for a junkie

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  • Horace Street Needham, MA - Needham

    A resident would like to pursue getting a SLOW DOWN - CHILDREN AT PLAY sign on Horace Street. Many drivers are texting and speeding through Horace Street and there are many children on this street.

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  • 14 Beech St Massachusetts - Chelmsford

    Every morning while kids are waiting for buses, several J&L cable trucks from the business on Middlesex St speed down beech st around 830am from Princeton, estimated speed 40-50mph, often texting while driving.

    Request for traffic monitoring during business day mornings to discourage this and protect the neighbor children at bus stops.

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