Will It Stop Drowsy Driving?

Will a Hopkinton Rest Stop fill a 100 mile gap? No.

RIDOT attests that a Hopkinton rest stop will fill a 100 mile gap between food and fuel stations. The actual size of the gap is closer to 10 miles.

“Drowsy driving” is repeated frequently in RIDOT‘s Hopkinton rest stop proposal. RIDOT claims that a Hopkinton rest stop will fill a 100 mile gap between stops, provide travelers with a place to rest and therefore reduce the rate of accidents related to fatigue. But the fact of the matter is that RIDOT isn’t proposing a typical rest stop, it’s proposing something different. The actual gap is fewer than 7 miles.

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