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Boylston, with a population of approximately 4400, is primarily a residential community and is located in central Worcester County. With a total area of 19.7 square miles, 16 square miles is land and 3.7 square miles is water. Bisected by Routes 70 and 140, Boylston is also serviced by two Interchanges of Interstate 290; Exit 23B in Shrewsbury, and Exit 24 in Northborough. The Wachusett Reservoir, Boston's water supply, lies in the northwestern part of the Town and covers about 5,000 acres of land. The Town maintains approximately 45 miles of roadway and 9 miles of sidewalks. The Towns of Shrewsbury, West Boylston, Clinton, Berlin, and Northborough border Boylston.
NEW LAW REQUIRING USE OF HEADLIGHTS & TAILLIGHTS WHEN WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE ON
The Registry of Motor Vehicles is advising motorists of a new law taking effect April 7 requiring the use of headlights and taillights on motor vehicles during inclement weather and when windshield wipers are in use. The law is intended to increase safety and visibility of vehicles on the Commonwealth's roadways.
The changes to Mass General Law Chapter 85, Section 15, signed into law in January, require that front and rear motor vehicle lights be activated in all of the following conditions:
When windshield wipers are on
When low light or weather conditions prevent other vehicles or persons from
being seen at 500 feet
From 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise
THE PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF C.85, Section 15 IS CONTAINED IN MGL. C.85, Section 17; IT IS $5 AND IS CONSIDERED A MOVING VIOLATION.