Driving

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.

By - 4/6/16 - 5:20 pm
Forest Hills crash

Alex Jones urged drivers to abandon all hope after two cars engaged in a sheet-metal tango shortly before 5 p.m. where Washington, New Washington and South streets come together.

By - 4/5/16 - 5:33 pm

When Joseph Morrison drove into the back of an SUV stopped on Ellington Street at Blue Hill Avenue around 8:30 this morning, he tried to flee by backing up - only to plow into a minivan. Then, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges, he put his Altima back in drive and hit the SUV driver, who'd gotten out to try to stop him, knocking her to the ground and driving over her foot. Read more.

By - 4/4/16 - 9:54 pm
Crash on Boylston Street in front of Jerry Remy's

Doug Sieber looked out his window to see firefighters and EMTs working to help a person hit by a car on Boylston Street outside Jerry Remy's around 9 p.m. Stanley Staco reports the pedestrian was taken away in critical condition.

By - 4/4/16 - 8:13 pm
Flipped car

Shortly before 7 p.m., the driver of a car with New York plates rolled over on Beacon Street at Carlton in Brookline, shutting both the road and the Green Line, Nick Barber reports.

By - 4/4/16 - 5:10 pm

MassDOT is doing the exhortations. State Police agree: It's wicked slippery out there!

By - 4/3/16 - 10:31 pm
Truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Keenan Langlois reports that tonight he saw his first near-storrowing.

By - 4/3/16 - 2:51 pm
Massive traffic jam caused by turkeys
Turkey tail

Vicki the roving UHub photographer wasn't doing much roving on the turnpike in Natick this afternoon when turkeys began turkeying all over the place, bringing traffic on both sides to a complete halt.

She did get a brief glimpse of one of the walking Butterballs by the Jersey barriers as she inched forward westbound.

Betherie, meanwhile, had a ringside seat for the capture of one of the birds: Read more.

By - 4/2/16 - 12:07 am
Potatoes on the highway

The Littleton Fire Department shows us what happens when a truck carrying potatoes rolls over and gets mashed against a guardrail, in this case on Rte. 2 eastbound at 495 Friday afternoon.

H/t Rick, who surmises the driver didn't keep his eyes peeled.

By - 4/1/16 - 12:57 pm
Wad of tickets

A concerned citizen reports on a car that has been sitting on Gates Street "for weeks without moving" (see earlier report) - but whose owner seems a bit put out by the parking tickets he or she keeps getting. Time for a little hook action, the citizen urges.

By - 3/31/16 - 7:05 pm
Nikola Tesla license plate

Jed Hresko spotted this well-plated Tesla today on Franklin Street downtown.

By - 3/31/16 - 11:14 am
Motorcycle in front of Museum of Science

A BPD officer providing escort service for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was injured in a crash on O'Brien Highway in front of the Museum of Science this morning.

The Secret Service tweeted it is "praying for the speedy recovery" of officer James Scopa.

Police had initially identified the motorcade as belonging to Hillary Clinton, in town for a fundraiser, but later updated to say it was a motorcade for the Italian prime minister.

By - 3/30/16 - 1:21 pm

City councilors said today they will work to craft a proposal that would let Boston drop the speed limit on most roads to 20 m.p.h. - just 15 m.p.h. in school zones. Read more.