Driving

By - 12/24/15 - 10:11 am
Crunched truck in West Roxbury

Tim captured the scene on Lagrange Street this morning just after a truck driver discovered one of the two spots in West Roxbury where trucks shouldn't go (the other being the other Needham Line bridge, over VFW Parkway).

H/t Paul MacMaster for the headline.

By - 12/23/15 - 3:14 pm
Sign urges drivers to trust the force but buckle up in Boston

Somebody at MassDOT has been busy with the alternate messages on area roads, as Max Pennock noticed today.

By - 12/22/15 - 4:45 pm
Don't be a grinch: Drive safely on Rte. 128

MassDOT has some new electronic messages for drivers today. Meg captured one of them (and here's another).

By - 12/22/15 - 1:02 pm
End of Rte. 20

A concerned citizen requests that the city replace the "END" sign that used to designate the spot in Kenmore Square where Rte. 20 ends:

Prior to the reconstruction of Kenmore Square there was a sign marking the terminus of U.S. Route 20 (an important marker given its 3,365 mile span, the longest road in the United States). This image is attached, taken around 2005. After reconstruction the sign does not appear to have been replaced. Is there a reason this has not been replaced? Perhaps it could be added to the "Bicycles Stop On Line for Green" post that is on the island between Comm Ave. eastbound/Beacon St.

By - 12/18/15 - 11:50 pm

State Police report arresting two teens after one of them allegedly drove a stolen Jeep into a man walking under I-93 around 3:30 p.m.

The man remains in serious condition at Mass. General, State Police say. Read more.

By - 12/17/15 - 10:18 am

Boston and State Police started reopening roads and ramps around Sullivan Square around 10 a.m.

Photo of the scene.

By - 12/14/15 - 10:57 am
Truck is storrowed in Dorchester

Jed Hresko came across this scene on Freeport Street in Dorchester under the Red Line tracks (of course), proving storrowing's not just a game for the river roads.

By - 12/13/15 - 9:07 am
Car crash in Roslindale

Travel New England watched the flames - and wondered how the engine fell out - shortly before 5 a.m. on American Legion Highway.

By - 12/12/15 - 9:08 pm
BMW in Downtown Crossing in Boston where it shouldn't be

Washington Street downtown apparently calls to motorists, but unfortunately for them, there often seems to be a Boston cop stationed right outside Bath and Body Works to pull them over and explain to them why they shouldn't be driving down that stretch of the street, as Jesse Haley shows us tonight.

Earlier:
Sorry, sir, but the Downtown Crossing Bath and Body Works doesn't have a drive thru

By - 12/12/15 - 2:21 pm
Space savers on Howland Street in Roxbury

A concerned citizen has no words for this photo of two space savers on Howland Street in Roxbury yesterday.

By - 12/11/15 - 1:41 pm
Where the speed limit will be lowered to 20 mph in Boston: Jamaica Plain and Dorchester

New 20-m.p.h. zones in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

Boston officials plan to drop the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. in small sections of Jamaica Plain and Dorchester - and to seek state permission to reduce the default citywide speed limit to 25 - as part of efforts to reduce the number of crash-related injuries and deaths in the city.

The "Neighborhood Slow Streets" proposals for the Stony Brook and Talbot-Triangle areas could then become blueprints for reducing bad crashes on neighborhood streets across Boston. Read more.

By - 12/7/15 - 11:06 am

State Police report a collision between a motorcycle and an SUV around 11 p.m. on Sunday at Gallivan Boulevard and Adams Street left the motorcyclist dead. Read more.

By - 12/4/15 - 8:37 pm

Around 8:20 p.m. on Summer Street between A Street and Fort Point Channel. The road was shut from the bridge to D Street.

By - 12/2/15 - 9:58 pm

Dervin Hibbert, 54, faces up to 15 years in prison following his conviction today on charges he drunkenly drove a minivan backwards down Cummins Highway on Nov. 23, 2013, hitting and dragging Walter Harris to his death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The jury found Hibbert guilty of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence; it deadlocked on convicting him of the more serious charge of motor-vehicle homicide. Read more.

By - 12/2/15 - 5:39 pm

A correspondent writes about an incident early in the evening last Friday on Rte. 16 in Chelsea - and wonders if anybody else had run-ins with these trees: Read more.

By - 12/1/15 - 9:32 pm
Car getting a ticket for being in a pedestrian only area in Downtown Crossing

It must've been National Ignore All the Signs Night in Downtown Crossing, because behind this guy getting a ticket for driving down Washington Street shortly before 7 p.m. was a whole line of other motorists who seem to have figured oh, what the hell, let's go for it.

Cars on Washington Street
By - 12/1/15 - 9:53 am
Truck stuck on Storrow Drive

DevNullToYou was among the stuck on Storrow inbound this morning.