Drivers concerned about distracted drivers on highways, construction zones


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Two people have died and several have been injured after multiple accidents on I-91 just this week.  

For Distracted Driving Awareness Month, I-91 and 291 have signs such as: ” Stay focused, just drive. Stay alive.”

Some local drivers said that distracted driving has made highways even less safe-especially when lanes are under construction and traffic stops abruptly. 

One Holyoke resident told 22News distracted drivers on the roads makes her fear for her children’s safety. 

“It’s not necessarily going to be her on her phone, but someone else on their phone not paying attention and they run a stop sign, run a red light….it’s just not safe,” said Kim Oravec of Holyoke.

In Massachusetts, it’s illegal to use your phone even if your car is stopped at a red light. 

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