The primary duty of the Traffic Enforcement Division is the enforcement of traffic laws in order to reduce traffic collisions, their resulting injuries, and to facilitate the safe and expedient flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. These efforts result in safer roadways and streets, fewer fatalities, injuries, and reduces property damage.
The division handles traffic related complaints and facilitates the deployment of the department's radar trailer. Requests for service and traffic complaints can be forwarded to Officer Taylor Billings.
An estimated 1,652 lives could be saved and 22,372 serious injuries avoided each year if seat belt use rates rose to 90 percent in every state, according to a new report. The research, based on 2007 data, also estimates seat belts saved a stunning 15,147 lives that year. Of 4,540 16-to-20 year old passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2007, 2,502 were unbelted at the time of the crash. Teen belt use is especially low at night. In 2007, nearly two-thirds of the 16-to-20 year olds killed in nighttime crashes were unbelted.
There were 429 motor vehicle-related fatalities in Massachusetts in 2006. Forty-one percent of these deaths involved the use of alcohol or other drugs, equal to the national rate of 41%. To reduce impaired driving, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD) has a statewide campaign called:
Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.
In an effort to help keep Massachusetts roadways safer, the Scituate Police Department and Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) are raising awareness for the state's new move over law which goes into effect March 22nd 2009.