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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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Traffic Fatalities in Maine Drop in 2018: An Attorney Discusses

Maine has seen an improvement in traffic safety. In 2018, there were 140 traffic fatalities statewide, according to Portland Press Herald. This marked a significant drop from 2017, which saw 173 deaths. What’s causing the reduction in traffic fatalities? Since speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and impaired driving are still prevalent, the specific reason for...

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Common Autumn Road Hazards For Maine Drivers

The month of November brings shorter days, colder temperatures and slippery road conditions. All are seasonal hazards for Maine drivers. According to a 2016 report by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), November had the third highest percentage of traffic accidents (9%) between 2006 and 2015. December had the highest percentage at 12 percent. November...

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