State Legislation

Hands-free win! On November 25, 2019, the Massachusetts House and Senate voted to approve the hands-free bill, and Vision Zero Coalition members joined Governor Baker at the signing ceremony. Governor Baker acknowledged the work of the Coalition and other stakeholders, saying, “We are especially grateful for the many advocates and families that passionately fought to bring this bill to fruition." (Full press release here)

2020 Priorities for Traffic Safety Legislation:

  1. An Act to reduce traffic fatalities -- this bill would achieve several traffic safety goals including equipping state-contracted trucks with safety side guards, setting a safe passing distance of at least three feet, lowering speed limits on state roads, and more. Learn more here.
  2. An Act relative to automated enforcement -- this bill will allow red light cameras and speed cameras to be placed in certain locations in the Commonwealth by local option. When enacted in other states, automated enforcement has reduced speeding and serious crashes. Learn more here

Read more about these bills:

Boston.com | A bill to allow red light cameras is heading to the Mass. Senate floor. Here’s how the system would work.

StreetsBlog | Mass. Senate Takes Up Automated Enforcement Bill