SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 70 driving citations were issued on Page Boulevard in Springfield Wednesday.
According to a news release by Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, the department’s Traffic Unit, along with assisting officers and the Massachusetts State Police conducted high visibility traffic enforcement on Page Blvd. Between the different law enforcement teams, 79 citations and five criminal complaints were issued.
The majority of the tickets given out were for speeding or violations of the hands-free cell phone driving law. This was the fifth enforcement effort in the past five weeks. Since then, more than 430 citations have been issued.
- $105 for drivers going 1-10 miles per hour over the speed limit and an increase $10 for every mile per hour over the speed limit after that.
- $355 for drivers going 35 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.
- $100 for drivers violating the hands free law for the first offense, $250 fine for a second offense and a $500 fine plus an insurance surcharge for 3rd and subsequent offense.