Keller @ Large: Mass. Registrar Of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney

BOSTON (CBS) — Regular viewers know WBZ political analyst Jon Keller’s pet peeve is the often nightmarish driving habits of drivers in the area, and the impact it has on traffic and the daily commute.

More: Keller @ Large: Local Driving This Summer Has Been Horrible

This week, Jon decided to go right to the top official regulating licensing and registration–Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney.

Jon asked Deveney about locals’ bad driving.

“We at MassDOT take driving very seriously,” Deveney said. “It impacts everything we do.”

She said drivers mainly need to pay attention.

“Just getting in your car and driving and paying attention not only keeps you safe, it also helps with congestion, because people are moving and getting where they need to go safely,” Deveney said.

With several collisions in work zones over the summer, Deveney said she’s also concerned about work zone safety.

More: Keller @ Large: How Can We Stop Drunk Driving Carnage?

“We have people out there doing their jobs on the roadway, and if people pay attention to what’s going on around them and drive more safely, it helps all of us,” she said.

Deveney said the road test administered to would-be Massachusetts drivers currently has a passing rate of 63 percent.

“The rest of them have to come back after they’ve learned a few more skills,” Deveney said.

Keller and Deveney also talked about educating cyclists and motorists on sharing the roadways of the Commonwealth with one another, and issues surrounding senior driving.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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  1. MTD says:

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    Jon Palmer posted: “BOSTON (CBS) — Regular viewers know WBZ political analyst Jon Keller’s pet peeve is the often nightmarish driving habits of drivers in the area, and the impact it has on traffic and the daily commute.

    More: Keller @ Large: Local Driving This Summer Ha”

  2. THE SLEEPING RMV
    DARTING YOUNGER DRIVERS WHO NEVER USE TURN SIGNALS DASH FROM LANE TO LANE AS THEY FORCE THE ‘GOOD’ DRIVER TO TAKE COVER……GET THE RMV ON THE ROAD AND GET THESE DAMN FOOLS OFF…….AN ONGOING POLITICAL DISGRACE AND A CLEAR DANGER TO ALL!

    1. AJ Foyt Jr. says:

      The Sleeping RMV:
      Darting old f@rts who never use turn signals wander from lane to lane as they force ‘good’ drivers to take cover. Get the RMV to require periodic retesting of all drivers over 50 and get these d@mn aged, half blind fools off the road and into the nursing home.

      Also, revoke the drivers’ license of anyone who can only use upper case letters (vision problem?). And, oh yeah, get rid of lawyers who advertise on the internet…

      1. MORON HAVE A RIGHT TO VENT HERE IS A MORON IN PLAIN SIGHT BUT WITH THE RIGHT TO BE AN ASS!

  3. guest says:

    Maybe things will improve when self-driving cars become the norm. Until then, beware of the whatevers on the roadways.

    1. Route 9 framingham and pike, filled with speeding lane changes, all ages, NO BLINKERS…PUT RMV ON STATION!

      1. guest says:

        Time for the police to step it up and nail the whatevers – big time!

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