New Massachusetts Laws
'Mobile Phone & Texting' Statute
Effective September 30, 2010 a new statute became effective limiting the use of cell phones by vehicle operators under the age of 18 as well as 'texting' by any vehicle operator. Click Texting_MOBILE_PHONE.pdf for description.
'Move Over' Law
In Massachusetts the Move Over Law aims to make police, firefighters, paramedics, tow truck drivers, and all roadside emergency and maintenance professionals safer on the job. The Move Over Law, which took effect March 22, 2009, requires drivers approaching a stationary emergency or maintenance vehicle with flashing lights to move to the next adjacent lane if it is safe to do so, and, barring that, to reduce their speed.
Bullying and Cyberbullying
"Bullying", the repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof, directed at a victim..... For the purposes of this section, bullying shall include cyber-bullying."
Acts 2010 CHAPTER 92 AN ACT RELATIVE TO BULLYING IN SCHOOLS. Approved by the Governor, May