• Here are the Mass. towns where you are most likely to get a speeding ticket

    By: Jason Law , Dalton Main

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    DEDHAM, Mass. - Massachusetts drivers have a bad reputation.

    The reputation is bad enough to earn that certain nickname we’re not going to repeat here. 

    And when it comes to having lead feet, let’s just say drivers are keeping State Police busy. 

    Boston 25 News examined a year’s worth of speeding ticket information from MSP—more than 120,000 tickets—issued between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. 

    We were able to determine WHERE and WHEN troopers handed out the most tickets in those 12 months. 

    Click on the interactive graph below to see the number of tickets issued on the roads and highways where you live. 


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    According to the data, the most speeding citations were issued in the month of May (14,644) with an average of 472 tickets a day, followed by June (12,729/424 per day), October (11,880/383 per day) and November (11,824/394 per day). 

    The fewest tickets were handed out in April (7,410/247 per day) and December (7,916/per day). 
    Of course, no one would have to worry about any of this if they just slowed down, a sentiment Boylston driver Pauline Young summed up nicely. 

    “Just go the speed limit. It’s not worth being stopped and getting a ticket. [You face] higher insurance premiums and it’s dangerous,” Young said. 

     

    • ACTON-  184 tickets on State Highway MA-2
    • ANDOVER- 630 tickets on I-93, 264 tickets on I-495, 50 tickets on State Highway MA-125
    • ARLINGTON- 145 tickets on State Highway MA-2
    • ATHOL- 56 tickets on State Highway MA-2
    • AUBURN- 3,367 tickets on Mass Pike, 395 tickets on I-395, 153 on Interstate 290
    • AVON- 458 tickets on MA Route 24
    • BARNSTABLE- 1,387 tickets on US-6 
    • BILLERICA- 812 tickets on US Route 3
    • BOSTON- 2,304 tickets on Mass Pike
    • BRAINTREE- 200 tickets on I-93, 165 tickets on MA-3
    • BRIDGEWATER- 208 tickets on MA-24
    • BROCKTON- 615 tickets on MA Route 24
    • CANTON- 537 tickets on I-93, 500 tickets on I-95
    • CHELMSFORD- 430 tickets on U.S. Route 3
    • CHELSEA- 50 tickets on U.S. Route 1
    • DANVERS- 194 tickets on U.S. Route 1, 518 tickets on I-95
    • DEDHAM- 1,121 tickets on I-95
    • DUXBURY- 242 tickets on MA-3 
    • FITCHBURG- 99 tickets on State Highway MA-2
    • FRAMINGHAM- 2,052 tickets on Mass Pike
    • GARDNER- 819 tickets on State Highway MA-2
    • GRAFTON- 1,591 tickets on Mass Pike
    • HARVARD- 930 tickets on State Highway MA-2
    • HAVERHILL- 665 tickets on I-495
    • HOPKINTON- 1,860 tickets on Mass Pike, 1,077 on I-495
    • HUDSON- 25 tickets on I-495 
    • LAWRENCE- 136 tickets on I-495
    • LEOMINSTER- 269 tickets on State Highway MA-2, 173 tickets on Interstate 190
    • LUDLOW- 2,282 tickets on Mass Pike 
    • LYNN- 205 tickets on MA-1A
    • MALDEN- 25 tickets on MA-28
    • MARLBOROUGH- 378 tickets on I-495
    • MARSHFIELD- 26 tickets on MA-3
    • MEDFORD- 499 tickets on I-93
    • MILFORD- 682 tickets on I-495
    • MILLBURY- 1,159 tickets on Mass Pike, 570 tickets on MA-146
    • NEWBURY- 1,194 tickets on I-95
    • NEWBURYPORT- 846 tickets on I-95
    • NEWTON- 1,246 tickets on Mass Pike
    • NORFOLK 
    • NORTHBOROUGH- 1,092 tickets on I-290
    • NORWOOD- 109 tickets on I-95
    • PEABODY- 169 tickets on I-95
    • PLAINVILLE- 12 tickets on MA-116
    • PLYMOUTH- 810 tickets on State Highway MA-3
    • SALEM- 1 ticket on MA-107 
    • SHREWSBURY- 1,790 tickets on I-290
    • SOMERVILLE- 65 tickets on I-93, 38 tickets on MA-28
    • SOUTH BOSTON- 1 ticket on Mass Pike 
    • SOUTHBRIDGE- 6 tickets on MA-131
    • STOUGHTON- 222 tickets on MA-24
    • TAUNTON- 370 tickets on MA-140, 237 tickets on I-495
    • TYNGSBORO- 280 tickets on MA-3
    • UXBRIDGE- 984 tickets on MA-146
    • WALTHAM- 312 tickets on I-95
    • WAREHAM- 1,288 tickets on MA-25
    • WATERTOWN- 1 ticket on US-20 
    • WEST BOYLSTON- 394 tickets on I-190
    • WEYMOUTH- 134 tickets on MA-3
    • WILMINGTON- 348 tickets on I-93
    • WOBURN- 483 tickets on I-93
    • WORCESTER- 2,065 tickets on I-290, 315 tickets on I-190, 376 tickets on MA-146
       

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