Driving

By - 12/23/16 - 12:35 pm
Massachusetts anti-OUI highway signs

Lori Magno snapped a MassDoT sign board urging limits on lit things at Christmastime.

By - 12/18/16 - 3:27 pm

VFW Parkway is shut in both directions near where it starts/ends at Centre Street due to a large tree that has gone horizontal.

By - 12/17/16 - 2:44 pm
Space saver on Everett Street in East Boston

No points added to the score for creativity for this Everett Street spot, but the judges awarded bonus points for throwing down a chair and a bucket in a space that wasn't fully cleared, as Christopher shows us.

By - 12/15/16 - 8:19 am
Honda Civic on fire on Frontage Road

Roving UHub photographer Mike Pineau passed by this Honda flambe on Frontage Road off the Expressway around 6:50 a.m., a few seconds before Boston firefighters pulled up.

By - 12/14/16 - 8:22 am
I-93 jammed up in Boston

Parking Lot: A Still Life by Sonja Alves.

A crash just inside the entrance to the O'Neill Tunnel means nobody from the south is going anywhere fast this morning.

By - 12/13/16 - 3:50 pm
Led Zeppelin fan in Massachusetts

Ooh, it really makes me wonder: Did Robert Plant move to Boston? Eastie Strong noticed this SUV today.

By - 12/12/16 - 9:41 am
By - 12/10/16 - 10:12 am

WBZ reports how the Lyft driver who caused that multi-car pileup on Comm. Ave. in October only has $30,000 worth of damage caused to all the cars and a Boston firetruck, because he hadn't turned on his Lyft app.

By - 12/9/16 - 11:53 am

NECN reports a person hit by an MBTA bus at Massachusetts Avenue and Theodore Glynn Way Thursday night has died.

By - 12/7/16 - 5:15 pm
New sign going up in Kenmore Square

MassDOT reports that tomorrow state officials will post a new Rte. 20 marker in Kenmore Square - marking the 3,365 miles to Newport, OR, which make the highway the longest continuous road in the US. Read more.

By - 12/6/16 - 10:46 am

A city transportation official told residents of Summer and Austin streets last night he could have a simple fix for the cut-through speeders that have made many of them afraid to park in front of their own houses: Some buckets of white paint. Read more.

By - 12/2/16 - 1:14 pm

BPD District E-5 is reporting seven Toyotas and Hondas in Roslindale and West Roxbury have been stripped of their tires since Nov. 7.

In a neighboring town, police say, a Sprinter-style U-Haul was spotted near where five cars had their tires and rims removed.

By - 12/2/16 - 10:22 am

State Police report that around 3:30 a.m., a car with three occupants crashed into a tree on the side of Brush Hill Road, which connects with Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.

The car caught fire. The driver, a 24-year-old woman from Dorchester, and the front-seat passenger, a 23-year-old man from Mattapan, were pronounced dead at the scene, State Police say. A 17-year-old from Dorchester in a rear seat was taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries, State Police say, adding the crash remains under investigation.

By - 12/1/16 - 2:29 pm

Mayor Walsh announced today that the cost of parking at a meter in the Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront will jump Jan. 3 in a program to see if raising prices can reduce congestion along local curbs. Read more.

By - 11/30/16 - 3:56 pm
Lower speed lmiits in Boston

Boston's default speed limit drops to 25 m.p.h. on Jan. 9, Mayor Walsh's office announced today.

The reduction from 30 m.p.h. does not apply to state-owned roads, including parkways, highways and Gallivan Boulevard. Read more.

By - 11/30/16 - 2:21 pm

UPDATE, 3 p.m. State Police report all travel lanes are open again.

State Police reports the crash, just south of the Winn Street exit, has shut all four travel lanes. The breakdown lane is still open. Injuries, but not clear of number and extent yet.

By - 11/30/16 - 12:56 pm

Boston Police urge people who drive or take the bus through Chinatown to either allow way more time or just find another way to get out of the area during the evening rush hour due to street closings caused by this morning's flooding and manhole smoldering.

By - 11/30/16 - 9:24 am
Crash on I-93 north in Dorchester

Paul Nutting photographed an early morning crash on I-93 in Savin Hill.

By - 11/29/16 - 11:13 am

Seems Boston has this nifty little search tool that lets you type in a car's license-plate number and see when it was last towed (and to where).

Over on Boston Reddit, mac_question has been using the tool to follow the exploits of a 2017 Fiat sports car (no, that's not an oxymoron), whose owner keeps parking it haphazardly at Summer and High streets downtown. In the past three months, the car has been towed five times from that spot. Maybe it's still cheaper than a deeded parking space?

By - 11/28/16 - 11:18 pm

A rollover crash on McClellan Highway near Byron Street around 11 p.m. left one person dead. Police are looking for a second car spotted speeding from the scene. Read more.