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Has speeding increased on Maine roads due to COVID-19?

Maine Governor Janet Mills issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 31, 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Until May 31, residents are urged to avoid traveling unless it's for essential purposes, such as going to work, getting groceries, or attending medical appointments. Our roads are relatively empty as a result of the statewide...

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What does the COVID-19 shutdown mean for my personal injury case?

On March 31, 2020, Maine Governor Janet Mills issued a statewide stay-at-home order to help prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, residents were urged to stay home and several businesses were required to close their doors. While the pandemic has temporarily changed daily life in Maine, some people must still...

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Our law firm will be available to help during the COVID-19 pandemic

The legal team at The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein has been closely monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Cases of COVID-19 are rapidly spreading across the United States, including in Maine. As news continues to unfold, we worry about the safety of our staff, our families, friends, and community. Despite many Maine...

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Rise in bicyclist & pedestrian deaths prompts safety advocate action in Maine

Bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities tripled from 2018-2019 across the state of Maine. This upsurge in fatalities has led the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to push for increased education and infrastructural improvements. A call for traffic safety education The coalition is urging state lawmakers to mandate traffic safety education in Maine schools, according to the Portland...

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A car accident attorney asks: Just how dangerous are Maine's rural roads?

Drivers should never underestimate the risks associated with rural roads. Less traffic doesn't always mean fewer crash risks. Statewide statistics prove it. According to the Maine Department of Transportation, approximately 163,320 crashes occurred statewide between 2013-2017. In contrast with the state's urban areas, rural roads had significantly more crashes: 91,474 crashes occurred on rural roads,...

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Researchers Address Ways to Prevent Drowsy Driving

A new report by “Sleep Review, The Journal for Sleep Specialists,” underscores the dangers of drowsy driving. It notes sleepy drivers experience impaired: Reaction time Attentiveness Decision-making skills It’s also important to note that sleep-deprived does not necessarily mean someone who has gone without rest for an extended period of time. According to the American...

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