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Rundown for May 4, 2016

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The Dangers Of Distracted Driving!  New legislation has police officers in Massachusetts cracking down on drivers caught texting while operating their vehicle.  As more and more of our lives become contained on our cell phones, there are more and more temptations to shoot a quick glance at the screen while driving.  But the dangers of distracted driving are very real, and include more than just texting while driving.  Massachusetts Highway Safety Director Jeff Larason and Lt. Dan Griffin with the Massachusetts State Police join Dan in studio to talk about the dangers of using your phone while driving, and what the new law means for drivers in Massachusetts.  Call in with your questions or comments and be a part of the show!

 

 

Are Driverless Cars Coming To A Road Near You?  One of the advantages to driverless cars would be less chance of accidents caused by human error.  But are driverless cars as close to road-ready as some companies claim they are?  Robin Washington, longtime transportation columnist, talks with Dan about the latest developments and designs in the race to build driverless cars.  Would you be comfortable riding in a self-driving car?  Call in and join the conversation!

 

 

Are You OK Flying With Babies?  Jetblue has introduced a new ad campaign in time for Mother’s Day that focuses on encouraging empathy for parents flying with babies or toddlers.  Most of us have had that moment of panic when you see a parent with a baby board the plane and walk slowly down the aisle, getting closer and closer to your row.  Do you feel bad for parents of crying babies, or do you think parents with infants should avoid plane travel as much as possible?  Should airlines offer “baby-free” flights for an extra fee?  Call in and add your voice to the mix!

 

 

 


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