While road safety has improved somewhat for bicyclists in recent years, riders still face serious dangers on Massachusetts roads. In fact, a tragic accident at Amherst College recently took the life of a student from Newton.
In a pending criminal case in Medford, a number of people who say they were sexually abused by a former Arlington swim coach may finally see justice served. The accused man, 63, worked as a swim coach for the Arlington Boys & Girls Club in the 1970s and 1980s. According to the allegations, he sexually abused three young boys and a high school sophomore.
In our last post we introduced some basic facts about the commercial trucking industry, which has a vast impact on transportation in the United States. We focused on things like shipping volume and employment last time, which means it’s time to look at some safety facts.
Many people feel uneasy driving in proximity of large trucks on the highway. You may find yourself gripping the wheel a bit tighter than usual as one passes you, feeling concerned about its size and speed or wondering how secure its cargo truly is. This is completely normal as trucks are a force unto themselves on American roadways – and a force that comes with its own risks.