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Maine Ramps Up Efforts for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Maine is stepping up its efforts to tackle this issue that affects countless lives every day. Distracted driving is extremely dangerous because it diverts a driver's attention away from the road, impairing their ability to maneuver a vehicle safely. Each year, around 3,000 lives are lost due...

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Support for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents with TBI

Pedestrians are often at risk of being hit by a car when crossing the street or walking alongside a road. When pedestrian accidents happen, one of the most overlooked injuries is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). How common are TBIs in pedestrian accidents? Traumatic brain injuries due to pedestrian accidents happen at an alarming rate....

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Maine Sees Significant Decline in Roadway Deaths

Why are car accident fatalities trending down? The number of people who died in car accidents in Maine went down significantly last year to the lowest figure since 2014 and one of the lowest overall car accident fatality tolls in Maine in more than half a century, according to data collected by the Maine Bureau...

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AAA Offers Tips for Safer Driving in 2024

With so many distractions and the rush of the daily commute, some drivers fall into risky driving habits. However, complacency can increase the risk of being involved in a car accident. In 2022, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a survey that gauged common risky driving habits among participants. The results were recently released...

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Drive Sober: December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Portland, Maine car accident lawyer explains what drivers need to know. Maine can be a magical place during the holidays. Unfortunately, car accidents caused by drunk drivers happen far more often this time of year. That's why several organizations have designated December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. "The year-end holiday period from Thanksgiving through...

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Maine Enacts New Law Requiring Drivers to Yield for Disabled Vehicles

Disabled vehicles on the side of the road are vulnerable to several car accident dangers from oncoming traffic. Passing vehicles often collide with them, especially when drivers engage in distractions. Additionally, vehicles traveling at highway speeds have less time to react to unexpected obstacles, including disabled vehicles on the road shoulder. To address this issue,...

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NHTSA Reports 3.3% Reduction in Traffic Deaths for 2023

Despite a decline in traffic fatalities, more work still needs to be done. Traffic fatalities in the United States declined for the fifth consecutive quarter. In 2023, approximately 19,515 people lost their lives in car accidents, marking a 3.3% decrease compared to the 20,190 traffic deaths recorded during the first half of 2022. This positive...

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Concussion Symptoms After a Car Accident?

Concussions are a common outcome of car accidents in Maine. One of the most common and serious injuries resulting from car accidents is a concussion, which is a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions frequently occur in car crashes due to the powerful forces involved in the collision. For example, during a rear-end accident,...

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Maine Ranks 7th In At-Fault Accident Rate For 2022

An experienced lawyer can fight for your rights if you've been injured. Negligent drivers across the country cause accidents every day. But which states have the most drivers with at-fault accidents on their record? A new study from Insurify, a car insurance comparison platform, took a look – and Maine falls in at number 7...

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Pedestrian Deaths Reach Highest Level in Decades

Last year was the worst year for pedestrian accident fatalities nationwide in more than four decades, according to a recent annual traffic safety study conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). "Every day, 20 people go for a walk and do not return home," Jonathan Adkins, GHSA chief executive officer, said in an interview...

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