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MassDOT Urging Drivers to ‘Use Yah Blinkah’

(Photos Courtesy: MassDOT)

(Photos Courtesy: MassDOT)

(WGGB) — The Mass. Department of Transportation is urging motorists to warn fellow drivers of where they’re going by using your ‘blinkah.’

Friday morning, electronic signs across the state began to display the rotating message: “Changing Lanes? Use Yah Blinkah.”

‘Blinkah’ is often heard as the pronunciation of a “blinker” – also known as a turn signal – by Boston-area motorists.

The signs are scheduled to stay up through the Mother’s Day on Sunday, which state officials say is one of the busiest traffic days of the year.

Drivers who fail to use their “blinkah” when changing lanes on a Massachusetts highway are subject to a fine. Police across the state handed out almost 5,000 tickets for the offense last year.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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