Would Automated Traffic Enforcement Make Massachusetts Roads Safer?

Massachusetts drivers are hitting the road far more often than they have since the pandemic began. But with the extra traffic came an increase in speeding and car accidents, prompting lawmakers in Somerville to come up with safeguards such as automated enforcement of traffic cameras.

Stacey Beuttell, executive director of WalkBoston, and Mary Maguire, director of public and government affairs for AAA Northeast, joined Talking politics host Adam Reilly to discuss the evolution of models, what automated enforcement might look like, and potential pitfalls.

Additionally, the Massachusetts Senate is considering a proposal that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain state driver’s licenses. GBH News Politics editor Peter Kadzis and Boston Business Journal Digital editor Steph Solis came on the show to discuss the bill, a push for State House workers to unionize and new city tourism ads unveiled this week in Boston.

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