Driving along Route 28 the past few days has been like maneuvering an obstacle course of potholes. If you were unlucky enough to drive into one of the massive tire busters you have my sympathies but don’t go looking for the state to reimburse you for any costs resulting from the potholes.
According to Department of Transportation spokesman Michael Verseckes, Massachusetts law exempts the state from liability due to pothole damage. The only exceptions are if the pothole is the sole cause of an accident that causes death or serious injury.
The DOT encourages people to contact the state to report potholes on state highways with as precise a location as possible. The DOT can be reached at 877-623-6846 or via its website, http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/ContactUs.aspx.