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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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Distracted Walking Remains Dangerous, But Less Prevalent Than Once Thought

On the surface, distracted pedestrians appear to be their own worst enemies. We think we know them: the guy who regularly walks against the red light. The woman who steps off the curb and never looks up from her phone. The texting teen who thinks crosswalks are simply a suggestion.   After all, the number of pedestrians...

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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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