Lawmakers hear support and concern for road safety bills

Distracted driving and racial profiling at issue

DISTRACTED DRIVING HAS become an “epidemic,” Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack told lawmakers on Thursday, pushing for a policy package that she said would make motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians safer. Gov. Charlie Baker’s bill would allow police to pull over drivers for failing to wear a seat belt, ban handheld phone use by drivers, and provide(...)

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