Safety & Accident

Mass. State Drivers Had 900 Crashes in 3 Years

April 06, 2015

Photo via Flickr/Joe Shlabotnik
Photo via Flickr/Joe Shlabotnik

Massachusetts state employees were involved in 931 crashes over a three-year period that caused 187 injuries, according to a report by the Boston Herald.

The crashes resulted in a cost of $724,345 to taxpayers and $1.1 million in total damages. State workers were at fault more often than not, according to the report that came as a result of a review of records from the Operational Services Division.

Drivers for the state's Department of Developmental Services, which provides support to people with intellectual disabilities, were involved in the most accidents with 395 crashes, according to the report. The agency was responsible for more than 40 percent of the crashes.

A DDS spokesperson told the Herald its drivers spend a significant time on the road.


  1. 1. Luc [ April 06, 2015 @ 12:18PM ]

    I think the Mass State drivers are the ones with the intellectual disabilities. They all need to take drivers education again

  2. 2. Ranger [ April 08, 2015 @ 04:54AM ]

    I would Like to know what percentage of DDS accidents were caused by their drivers. If they were at fault the excuse "A DDS spokesperson told the Herald its drivers spend a significant time on the road." does not apply.
    Can you imagine ( insert large trucking company name here) getting away with that comment?

  3. 3. Scott Newsome [ April 10, 2015 @ 08:24AM ]

    This would be an interesting problem to analyze. Wonder what percentage of the entire Mass state over-the road fleet, the DDS has in their pool. If it is a small number and they account for 40% of the accidents; that's an interesting trend. It needs attention regardless of who was at fault.


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