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Winter Driving Safety Tips

Mainers know how quickly fall turns to winter. One minute we're raking leaves, the next shoveling snow. That's why it's important to have your car ready for the cold days and colder nights ahead. From slippery surfaces to heavy storms, being prepared is the first step to being safe. Visit a mechanic for a tune-up:...

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What makes proving medical malpractice so difficult

We expect doctors and other medical professionals to perform to a high standard of proficiency. Patients sometimes sustain injuries or illnesses when doctors fail to uphold their standard of care. Errors made by doctors and surgeons can even lead to death or permanent disability. Medical malpractice results in roughly 250,000 deaths in the United States...

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How parking lot collisions can lead to injuries

Safely driving through a parking lot requires keen attention and caution. The common misconception about parking lots is that they are safer than major roadways. Parking lots are often far more congested with both drivers and pedestrians than major roadways, however. With so many distractions and so many drivers and pedestrians coming and going, traffic...

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Is pedestrian safety getting the attention it deserves?

Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise over the last few years. This is despite an overall decline in fatal crashes. In 2018, there were approximately 6,283 pedestrian deaths reported across the United States. That’s a three percent increase from 2017. Some safety advocates speculate that an increase in SUVs (which have been shown to...

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Who are the most vulnerable road users on Maine roads?

Traffic fatalities involving car occupants have been on a steady decline over the last few years. That may be due to better car designs, new safety features and stricter distracted driving laws. The same can't be said about pedestrians and bicyclists. Unlike motorists, they don't have the protection of seatbelts, airbags and heavy structural framework....

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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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