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Chief Peter MacDonnell
30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
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(781)729-1212 / 911
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(781)729-1214
Posted By Winchester Police on May 17th, 2018

As residents of all ages look forward to the En Ka Fair, senior prom and Town Day, Chief Peter MacDonnell and Winchester Police wish to offer tips for remaining safe during each event. The En Ka Fair takes place on May 18 and 19, senior prom is scheduled for May 30 and Town Day will […]

 

Junior Operators

The Winchester Police Department takes the Massachusetts Junior Operator’s Law (JOL) seriously. We ask that parents help to educate their licensed children in the importance of this law. Though the JOL can seem like an inconvience to junior operators and sometimes parents, the statistics regarding junior operators are real:

In Massachusetts in 2004, there were 4,018 crashes involving 16-year-old drivers including 8 fatal crashes. Of the 11,819 16-year-old drivers, 33.9% were involved in crashes. In the same year, there were 9,387 17-year-old operators involved in crashes with 19 fatalities.*

Below, we have provided a link to the Massachusetts RMV website to assist parents in educating their young drivers.

Massachusetts RMV Junior Operators  Information

*Massachusetts RMV