Ever had your car break down in the middle of rush hour traffic on a major highway? The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) provides emergency roadside assistance. Find out where and when it's available, and what to do if your vehicle is disabled or you are involved in a roadside emergency. Also learn about the Statewide Emergency Call Box system.
- Ever heard of the Speedwatch Program or the Move Over Law? Find information on Massachusetts highway safety initiatives such as Click It or Ticket, Distracted Driving, Youth Safety, and Road Respect, along with other important traffic safety information.
If you are dealing with a family member who you believe may be an unsafe driver, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) provides help. They provide help with family conversations, driving evaluations, help understanding and influencing older drivers, as well as frequently asked questions.
- The MBTA works hard every day to ensure the safety and security of its riders and employees. Safety Department officials are constantly in the field inspecting stations, busses, subways, commuter rails and boats to ensure the safest possible environment.
Here you will find Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report forms and the Request for Copy of Crash Report forms.
- Download an application for a disabled parking placard/plate here and learn about ways to report handicap parking abuse. The Medical Affairs Branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) issues handicapped placards and license plates to disabled Massachusetts residents. Find out how to document your disability and where to send your completed application form.
The best way to protect children in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.
- Helping to mold your young adult into a safe and capable driver.
Be safe while driving on the job. Follow these work-related safe driving practices.
One of the greatest rites of passage in a young person’s life is getting a driver’s license. With so many drivers’ education programs to choose from, the choice can be overwhelming. The RMV created this Guide to Driver’s Education Programs to help make that decision a little easier. Currently, driver's education in Massachusetts is offered at public high schools and by professional driving schools licensed by the RMV. Although each school is licensed separately, they are required to meet the same criteria.
Most people recognize gasoline, propane, or dynamite as being hazardous materials, but did you know that common materials such as paint, nail polish remover, adhesives, cleaning compounds, hair spray, matches, and others may be classified as hazardous materials? It is important to know if you are transporting hazardous materials because violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) carry civil fines of up to $27,500 and possible criminal penalties including up to five years in jail.