• Child Passenger Safety

    The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/HSD) is committed to ensuring the safety of children riding in motor vehicles on the Commonwealth's roadways. EOPSS/HSD actively works with local municipalities, hospitals, and not-for-profit organizations to promote proper child passenger seat installation and usage through community outreach, maintaining a child passenger safety (CPS) information line, and by training CPS technicians. We will continually strive to increase the number of CPS checkup events and fitting stations throughout the Commonwealth, both of which provide residents with free child safety seat installation or inspection by certified CPS technicians.

    This page is designed to provide an overview of the Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Program. The links below provide valuable information including locations for child safety seat installation assistance, dates of upcoming technician certification courses, and printable handcards in English and Spanish.  If you have any questions, please contact the Child Passenger Safety Information Line at 877-392-5956.

  • Click It or Ticket

    The Click It or Ticket Campaign follows a successful national model to increase safety belt usage. This section also discusses the campaign in more detail as well as the community-based initiatives to increase belt use and public awareness.
  • Community Safety Belt Survey and Initiatives

  • Distracted Driving

  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (DSGPO)

  • Highway Safety Division

    This division is responsible for administering the federally-funded highway safety grant programs of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
  • "Make the Right Call"

    A campaign aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. Remember, when drinking "Make the Right Call" and assign a designated driver or contact someone who can drive you safely home. 

  • Move Over Law

  • Pedestrian, Bicycle and Motorcycle Safety

  • Operating Under the Influence Information

  • Road Respect

    This annual initiative aims to reduce aggressive and distracted driving.
  • State Courts Against Road Rage (SCARR) Program

    The SCARR Program was developed to educate and reduce recidivism among drivers charged with serious motor vehicle violations. It is a program that combines the referral resources of the courts with the motor vehicle expertise of the Massachusetts State Police to promote driver and community education on the importance of safe and responsible driving.
  • Speedwatch

  • Safety Belt Policies

  • State Police Traffic Operations

  • Traffic Records Coordinating Committees

  • Winter Driving Safety Tips

    Road and weather conditions can change very rapidly in New England, but there are precautions that motorists can take during the winter months.
  • Youth Safety

  • 2010 - 2012 Massachusetts Crash Statistics