got to love Mass government??????

Doug MacIVER Posted By Doug MacIVER, Jan 19, 2019 at 8:11 AM

  1. Doug MacIVER

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    maybe, but give them their rights first. Make them get a Mass lic, make sure they go to the Brockton or Boston office(lines out the door),wait for # 132 for driving test, then they can drive themselves to trial. one last thing, make sure they have all their correct paperwork!
     
  2. Doug MacIVER

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    Guess the law makers have stopped for 2019 in adding new tax to the folks. They have moved on to "Youth Football". Gist is, no supervised tackle football 7th grade down. Key word, supervised. Those kids that want will get a game together on their own without the coaching to do it right.. Next up ice hockey, soccer, ect.https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/02/26/youth-tackle-football-legislation-poll
     
  3. paulnlee

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    And where are the most head injuries???? FEMALE soccer!!!
     
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  4. EatenByLimestone

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    The shoulders act as a shock absorber door the head and neck. Soccer players in general don't work out their shoulders, and most women don't have natural bulk in the area to help protect them. This shouldn't be surprising news.
     
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  5. Doug MacIVER

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    Well they passed it! Hands free only cell phone. Love this, a nightmare to enforce but all those talkers will be able to use their turn signals again! again, My biggest groan. Got to make things safer, as hands free is like changing your radio. Let's see how it goes.
     
  8. Doug MacIVER

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    then they continue to drag their knuckles on sports betting? million for yrs on casinos, now sports? RI open up phone bets Mass you can't bet at all, legally. Gotta protect the books I guess.If my family is an example, 30+ yr olds love the sport bet. Where are their $ gonna go.
     
  9. Ashful

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    You are against a hands-free requirement? Will you stand by that after a loved one is run over by a 17 girl who is playing with her phone while driving? We have been hands free here for many years, one of the more sensible laws they ever passed.

    It took only a short time to adjust to saying, “Hey Siri, call my wife,” rather than picking up the phone and hunting for her number on the screen. A good move, overall.
     
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  10. Doug MacIVER

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    Nope, can't stand the damn things on the road. How many times you sit at light and sit,sit,. Yup on the phone. The far worse scenario you point out is correct. If it isn't an accident stat for distracted driving already, it should be. Disclaimer, I do not own one. I should just for safety reasons. When I left my business, I did not want to bring it with me as it was in the days before they existed. Business got done the next day.
     
  11. Renovationman

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    Where I live it’s a $672.00 fine if caught using a “hand held device” while driving. You also get 5 demerits on your license which leads to costing more on vehicle insurance. Never mind the consequences of hitting someone.
     
  12. begreen

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    In WA state violators face a $136 fine for a first offense and $234 for the second. I wish I could say it has been massively effective, but I still regularly see drivers talking with their cellphones in hand.
     
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    From the senate side, "
    First offenders would be issued a $100 fine, a second offense would be a fine of $250, and a third offense would be a $500 fine and would be considered a moving violation and surchargeable event for auto insurance purposes.

    The state relied on statistics from the National Safety Council, which claims that distracted driving accounted for 26 percent of the 30,000 lives lost in motor vehicle accidents in 2013.

    They also claim:"
    http://valleypatriot.com/ma-senate-passes-bill-to-ban-all-hand-held-cell-phone-use-electronic-devices-while-driving/

    As bg points out, unless it is painful it's ignored. As well, if we are seeing it so are the police. Got to use the law.

    I would think the house will pass it, hopefully with only changes being harsher penalties.
     
  14. EatenByLimestone

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    I think cell phones get a bad rap. Distracted driving is distracted driving. Calling one distraction worse than another isn't honest. Phones distract, radios distract, children in the back seat distract.

    I imagine the parents of that 17yo that gets run over will feel much better knowing it was by a mother of 2 children who was yelling at them to stop punching each other in the back seat and not some dufus on a phone.
     
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  15. Doug MacIVER

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    https://t.co/La6Rh1kPmG Gotta find more money?? Guarantee they will raise the overall rates for everyone. Get those $$$. State gov't a growing business.!?! cannot live within the great economy which naturally gives it more $$$$?

    meanwhile the sport betting $$$$$$$$$$$ head south, cannot see its way the take back the $$$$ going to RI and Conn.?????
     

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