THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 31, 2019 Page 9 Rep. Donato and House colleagues pass “Distracted Driving” legislation O n May 15, State Representative Paul J. Donato (D-Medford, Malden) took to the House fl oor to urge his colleagues to pass “Distracted Driving” legislation that bans drivers from using handheld electronic devices in vehicles unless they are in hands-free mode. The House then passed the bill, 155-2. “There is no denying that cell phone use behind the wheel contributes to distracted driving,” said Donato. “The implementation of laws banning hands-on phones behind the wheel appears to have a positive impact.” “Distracted driving is a factor in too many dangerous and fatal motor vehicle accidents, and the House is proud to take this step to move this policy forWinthrop). The bill defines hands-free Paul J. Donato State Representative ward in Massachusetts – making our roads safer and protecting our drivers, passengers and pedestrians,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (Ddevices as those that engage in voice communication with and receiving audio without touching, holding or otherwise manually manipulating the device. Law enforcement offi cials have the ability to issue warnings to drivers until Dec. 31, 2019, before the law goes into eff ect on Jan. 1, 2020. The bill will also: • Allow drivers to use mapping or navigation devices if they are affi xed to the windshield or integrated into the vehicle and only involve a tap or a swipe; • Exempt use of electronics in the case of an emergency and for fi rst responders if they are using the devices as part of their duties; Malden Cub Scouts promoted to Tiger rank • Penalize drivers with fi nes: $100 for the fi rst off ence, $250 for the second offence and $500 for third and subsequent off ences; • Build off and bolster existing law by creating compliance measures, requiring the inclusion of race on the uniform citation and extending this practice to all jurisdictions; • Invest $300,000 towards data collection and analysis by an outside entity; • Require jurisdictions – if data suggests those jurisdictions might be engaging in racial profi ling – to collect data on all traffi c stops for a one-year period; and • Create a public awareness campaign informing and educating about the dangers of using technological devices while driving, and the obligations of drivers under this bill. The bill now heads to the Senate. Friday, May 31 at 7:30 PM Singing all the Hits... VINYL GROOVE Saturday, June 1 at 8 PM DJ LOGIK Dance to all the Hits of Yesterday and Today! MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book Your Special Events With Us! Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE Cub Scouts Charlie Paquet, Ryan Brett, Luther Oliver, Nathan Boudreau and Eaoin Simpson were awarded their Tiger Badges on May 17. The fi rst graders worked toward the Tiger rank throughout the school year. The Tiger rank is earned by completing seven adventures. They were lead by Rick Boudreau. If you or someone you know may be interested in joining the Cub Scouts, please email rjbh4851@gmail.com for more information. (Courtesy Photo) REHABILITATE | FROM PAGE 1 Centers for Disease Control and Protection have yet to be published. The city is looking at organic materials that are used as alternatives to crumb rubber, but those types of fi ll cost more and are said to have performance issues. Coaches, athletes and turf supporters downplay reports about elevated temperatures on synthetic grass and turf-related injuries, such as turf burn and turf toe. They focus instead on the major benefi t of artifi cial turf: unlimited practice and play on a fi eld that has no downtime due to rain or overuse. As for the price, Maguire said that over a 10-year period the cost of installing and maintaining a synthetic turf fi eld is similar to the cost of a natural grass fi eld. “I think the benefi t to the city is the cost per use number and how much more you’re going to be able to use a synthetic fi eld,” said Maguire, adding the cost is comparable for a synthetic fi eld you can use thousands of times and a natural grass fi eld that is used a couple hundred times. The Finance Committee’s recommendation to approve the $1.45 million bonding request for the Roosevelt Park project will now head to the full City Council where, to make it offi cial, two-thirds of the members must approve it. www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS Eastern Bank Bldg. on RT-1 605 Broadway, #301 Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-6844 www.bostonnorthdental.com Dr. Priti Amlani · Restorative Dentistry · Cosmetic Dentistry · Implant Restorations · Zoom Whitening · Teeth in a Day - All on 6 Full Mouth Rehabilitation Before After Dr. Bruce Goldman Dr. Bhavisha Patel · Invisalign · CEREC Crowns (Single visit crowns) · Root Canal Treatment · Sedation Dentistry

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