Safe Driving Tips for Bostonians

  • Boston has been, remains, and will certainly continue to be one of the most desired areas to live and work in Massachusetts, and the country. Whether you are a longtime resident or are new to the area, driving safely will be essential if you hope to avoid one of the frequent auto wrecks that occur on the Boston roadways. 

    With this in mind, we have provided some safe driving tips below for Bostonians and Boston visitors as they navigate this heavily populated city.

    Do Not Drive While Intoxicated

    Boston is the busiest city in Massachusetts, and part of what draws residents and visitors out is how much there is to do in the city. Whether you are barhopping or taking in a Red Sox game at Fenway, nothing compares to the social scene in Boston. 

    One of the most common causes of car crashes in Boston is drunk and drugged driving. Everyone wants to go out and have a good time, but before you get behind the wheel after having a couple of drinks, you may want to think twice and get an Uber to take you home or contact someone to pick you up. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when your judgement may be impaired. 

    Focus on the Roads, Not Your Phone

    There may be a lot to do in Boston, but that also means that there are a lot of people. Hundreds of thousands of people come in and out of Boston every single day, and it is not uncommon for the inner city roads and even the Mass Pike to become congested for hours during rush hour. To be as safe as possible when you are stuck in traffic, keep your eyes off your phone. 

    Of course, it is a good practice to always stay off your phone while driving your vehicle, but during high congestion times, it will certainly be in your best interests to avoid any possible distractions to avoid rear-ending someone, for example.

    Follow Traffic Laws

    As previously mentioned, there are many drivers on the roads of Boston at any given time. Although it may seem obvious, one of the best safety tips we can give you is to follow the traffic laws. The standard speed limit across Boston is twenty miles per hour. 

    Those speeds are not fast, to say the least, but there are many vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians in Boston that also need protection. By following the speed limit and other traffic laws, you’ll reduce your risk of being seriously injured or harming someone else in an auto wreck. 

    Discuss Your Case with a Car Accident Lawyer in Boston

    If you have been seriously injured in a collision caused by any of the previously mentioned types of dangerous driving habits, an experienced Boston car accident lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC may be able to help. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our firm by finding our website online or contact us by phone at 617-742-1170.