How Rhode Island is fighting wrong-way drivers

Massachusetts’ initiatives to police wrong-way drivers is lagging behind the efforts of its neighbor, Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) finished a $2 million project last year to upgrade signs and striping at 145 spots. They also placed detection systems at 24 high-risk areas. The technology informs Rhode Island State Police and displays warnings to other motorists via overhead electronic signs if there is a wrong-way driver on the road. RIDOT said their detection system has triggered 47 times and prevented an accident every time. In comparison, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s way of addressing this problem is by lowering “wrong way” and “do not enter” signs so drivers can see them more clearly.

The lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP seek to meet the legal needs of our clients in Massachusetts by providing them with personalized attention and the resources to achieve good results. If you are involved in a wrong way accident, call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team about your situation.