Back-To-School Safety: Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Summer is officially over. The weather has cooled and the kids are back to school this month. Drivers who enjoyed less traffic in the summer mornings now have to be wary of the added traffic of parents and buses bringing kids to school, but they shouldn’t overlook the school children who are walking or biking....

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The Road to Zero Traffic Fatalities

Every year, millions of drivers are involved in car crashes and tens of thousands are killed as a result. In 2016, there were 161,374 preventable deaths and 44.5 million injuries from accidents that cost an estimated $967.9 billion in damages. In Maine, on average there are over 30,000 motor vehicle accidents and nearly 150 fatalities...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Driving

From 2011 to 2016, there were 30,482 traffic accidents on Maine’s roads. That averages out to a crash happening once every 17 minutes, though actually the majority of crashes happen during the bustling rush hour. However, drivers must always be alert, as over a fifth of all crashes happen between 9 PM and 2 AM....

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MDOT’s New Traffic Safety Plan

The last three years have shown an upswing in auto accidents throughout Maine. Because of this, the Department of Transportation has started a Strategic Highway Safety Plan. This plan examines traffic accident data and fatality statistics to determine where additional traffic safety measures can be put in place to reduce the risk of an accident....

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