Massachusetts Governor Busted Driven to Work During Car-Free Week

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was busted driving to work Tuesday after urging residents to ditch their cars for a week in favor of biking, walking, carpooling and public transportation.

Patrick and his Cadillac SUV pulled out of his driveway on Monday and Tuesday, driving to work for the first two days of “car-free week,” which is an effort to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of reducing the number of vehicles on the road. The week coincides with "World Car-Free Day," marked annually on Sept. 22.

On Monday, Patrick fessed up and said he would do his best to take public transportation, but that his job takes him all over the state, MyFoxBoston.com reported Tuesday.

"World Car-Free Day" began in Europe in 2000 and spread globally. Its backers say there are significant financial, community and health benefits from having fewer cars on the road.