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Maine Traffic Accidents Continue to Rise Each Year

Traffic Fatalities in Maine Continue To Rise New statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have shown that 2016 had the highest traffic accident fatality rates since 2007. And it is not just auto accidents. Motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents are all on the rise as well. Many are quick to point the...

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Distractions May Be Responsible For Record Pedestrian Fatalities

Despite numerous advances in road and pedestrian safety, 2016 saw the biggest single-year increase in pedestrian fatalities nationwide on record, and the highest total number of pedestrian deaths in over 20 years. That’s according to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, as reported by NPR. Nationwide, the number of pedestrians killed in traffic was...

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Unsafe Maine Drivers May be Contributing to Increased Traffic Accident Risk

The risk of car accidents has gone up dramatically in the past several years. The blame lies almost entirely with careless and reckless drivers. Improving economic conditions has resulted in more traffic on U.S. roads, but a recent NPR report makes clear this is not the only explanation for the sharp rise in crash deaths between 2014 and 2016. In fact,...

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