Massachusetts Governor Proposes Enhanced Driving And Vehicle Safety Law

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) this week introduced a bill (HB 3706) entitled “An Act Relative to Improving Safety on the Roads of the Commonwealth,” that would, among other things, make failure to use seatbelts a primary offense; increase penalties for driving on a suspended license; allow local governments to install red light cameras at intersections; and require government agencies and contractors to equip certain vehicles with side guards, convex mirrors and cross-over mirrors.