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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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Maine attorney warns of growing danger of alcohol and drug-impaired driving

While traffic fatalities caused by drunk driving have decreased over the past three decades, they still amount to more than 10,000 per year. This accounts for about 29 percent of all traffic deaths across the United States. Federal data shows that more than 200 children were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2017. More than...

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Drugged Driving: A Widespread Problem in Maine

Drugged driving is a widespread problem in Maine. Like alcohol, drugs hinder a person’s ability to safely drive a car. Prescription drugs, which are commonly used, are known to cause drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, and cognitive impairment. Marijuana may delay a driver’s reaction time and impair judgment of time and distance. Illegal narcotics may cause a...

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A Maine Lawyer on the Rise of E-bikes and the Best Ideas to Avoid Crashes

Electric bikes have been gaining in popularity across the state of Maine, according to the Portland Press Herald. Many people prefer the convenience e-bikes offer and reap the financial benefits of gas savings. The assisted pedaling even allows people with health conditions to get around by bike. According to Ben Sawyer, the manager at CycleMania...

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Maine Lawmakers to Crack Down on Distracted Driving

Any kind of distracted driving is dangerous, especially when the use of a hand-held device is involved. Many safety advocates emphasize the dangers of texting and driving. However, not all distracted drivers are actually texting with their devices. They could be browsing the web, taking photos, or streaming videos. In order to address this problem,...

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