Driving

By - 4/27/16 - 11:26 pm
Truck whose driver avoided a Storrowing

Nilesh Gandhi captured our latest near-Storrowing tonight - and the "CARS ONLY" warning sign at the entrance to Storrow inbound at Charlesgate that the trucker plowed through.

By - 4/27/16 - 1:18 pm

The City Council today unanimously approved a proposal to reduce the default city speed limit on most roads to 20 m.p.h. and 15 m.p.h. in school zones.

The measure, which councilors said should make Boston a safer city for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, now goes to the mayor. If he approves, it then goes to the state legislature for action.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:52 am

WBZ reports that a chase that began in Walpole this morning ended behind the Party City store on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, where the car burst into flames - after the driver made an unsuccessful run for it.

Photos from the air.

By - 4/25/16 - 10:28 am

Shortly after 10 a.m., State Police reported a truck driver heading out of town on Storrow Drive managed to smash his truck into the Bowker overpass, and now his truck is stuck there.

Cruisers enroute. Expect delays.

Photos of poor truck lying in fetal position.

By - 4/25/16 - 7:19 am
Sunrise over the Massachusetts Turnpike

Massachusetts Turnpike, eastbound, 5:30 a.m. Photo by Jay Kenney.

By - 4/24/16 - 11:50 am
Car inside Dorchester insurance agency

The car was still there this morning. Photo by Tri Pham.

WCVB reports a car wound up inside the Mohawk Insurance storefront on Dorchester Avenue at Melville last night.

By - 4/23/16 - 6:35 pm

Around 1:20 p.m. at Harrison Avenue and Nassau Street, WBZ reports.

Adam Cheung writes about the deceivingly quiet Nassau Street.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:17 am

WBZ reports on an incident on I-95 yesterday morning. Neither the driver, nor his two young sons, in the back seat, were injured.

By - 4/19/16 - 11:13 pm
One-way sign in the way in the Fenway

Because one of the first lessons might be about how you shouldn't install a sign so that it blocks a traffic signal, as a concerned citizen complains, in this case about a new sign at the Fenway and Agassiz Road.

By - 4/19/16 - 8:19 am
Rolled over garbage truck at Logan Airport

State Police report a nearly full garbage truck tipped over shortly after 5 a.m. on a Logan Airport service road, sending the driver to the hospital with minor injuries and shutting the road as crews worked to right the truck and clean up the mess.

The tipping happened between Terminal E and the Gulf station, State Police report.

By - 4/17/16 - 5:29 pm

Titanium Cranium came upon this Downtown Crossing scene around 5 p.m. She reports that the driver was finally able to extricate himself and his truck, with a 30-degree turn.

By - 4/16/16 - 11:02 pm

Rob McDougall reports the pedestrian was hit at Saratoga and Bennington streets. WCVB reports the driver stayed on scene after the 10:15 p.m. crash.

By - 4/15/16 - 7:19 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on a variety of driving offenses Wednesday: Read more.

By - 4/14/16 - 10:02 pm

The driver of this 18-wheeler managed to get his trailer stuck nice and tight on the barriers at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Huntington tonight, as CraigglesOfDoom shows us (Here's another view).

By - 4/14/16 - 5:18 pm

Alyssa Thompson captured the scene on Storrow Drive inbound shortly after 5 p.m. when the drivers of three charter buses (one out of camera view) managed to pull up short before peeling their roofs off like sardine cans.

By - 4/14/16 - 10:01 am

Josh Wardell watched in amazement this morning as the warning lights came on where the train tracks cross Main Street in Cambridge and drivers said "screw that" and just kept on going.

By - 4/7/16 - 11:04 pm

The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports that MassDOT plans to change our highway exit numbers from straight numerical sequences to numbers based on their distance from a particular point.

Seems most of the rest of the country now uses this mileage-based system and the feds want us to convert. Read more.

By - 4/7/16 - 6:08 pm
Car with alarm going off

A possibly sleep-deprived citizen reported at 11:04 a.m. that this mini-van's alarm had been "going off every 15 minutes or so for the past 5 hours."

At 5:45 p.m. Jana reported the damn thing was still going off. She added somebody left a note on the car, but that the car's windows are still intact.

By - 4/7/16 - 5:59 pm

Drivers trying to get out of Boston's Left Bank are going nowhere at this hour. At 5:48, Michelle Medico Long reported:

I left work at 5 and we are STILL IN CAMBRIDGE

Mike Long adds:

Kendall Sq. traffic nowadays, on a scale of awful to dumpster fire, is at 2012 Bobby V Red Sox levels.

By - 4/7/16 - 10:22 am
Smoke rising from Mass. General garage fire

Smoke rising from the car fire. Photo by Kenny Jervis.

Around 10:20 a.m. on the third floor of the garage off Cambridge and North Anderson streets. Firefighters quickly doused the flames.