‘There is no stigma connected or associated with a distracted driving offense. There’s no shame.’

February 6, 2018 — FairWarning: “To combat distracted driving deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…published a 24-page guide outlining the best methods to win convictions…Safety advocates and researchers say tougher penalties alone aren’t likely to get drivers to put down their … Continue reading

‘It’s up to the common sense of jurors’

September 19, 2017 — The Boston Globe: “Under a unanimous ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts police officers can no longer cite their subjective on-scene observations or sobriety tests to conclude in court testimony that a driver was under the influence of marijuana…the court found there is no scientific consensus those tests definitively prove … Continue reading “‘It’s up to the common sense of jurors’”