FRAMINGHAM – The Massachusetts State Police issued 11 drivers today, May 8, for speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour.
“The highest was 98 mph. Shameful disregard for their own and others’ safety,” Tweeted Mass State Police.
The department’s “Speed Reduction Initiative” was in Central Mass and patrols made 40 stops.
Troopers issued 35 citations/warnings in total to drivers, said State Police.
Mass State Police headquarters is in Framingham on Route 9.
Due to the coronavirus and the non-essential business order by the Governor, there have been fewer drivers on the roads, said MassDOT.
The state department reported 50% fewer drivers on Massachusetts roads.
But fewer drivers does not mean safer roads. MassDOT reported fatalities on Massachusetts roads had increased in April.