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Fatality Marks Fifth Motorcycle Death in Maine for 2016

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Another motorcycle accident in Maine has claimed an innocent life. 36-year-old Robert Locke, from Lynbrook, New York, died after being thrown from his motorcycle on Alfred’s Route 111. According to state police, the victim had joined a group of friends for a trip to New Hampshire when the accident happened. Police say that Locke swerved… Read more »

Head-on Collision in Orrington Injures 3

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A head-on collision in Orrington last week sent three people to the hospital, according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department. Officers have not yet released the victim’s names, but report that the accident happened on Route 15, near Pleasant Hill Lane. The collision, which involved a motorcycle and a passenger car, is being investigated and… Read more »

Pedestrian Safety Risks Analyzed at NTSB Forum

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Government officials at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a public forum in Washington D.C. to discuss methods of improving pedestrian safety, as state and federal data shows pedestrian injuries and deaths have continued to increase in recent years. The forum, held on May 10 2016, featured four panels, each of which looked at… Read more »

Researchers: Sixth Sense in Distracted Driving, But Not When Texting

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A team of researchers from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute compared three common types of driving distractions, finding a sixth sense protects distracted drivers, but not while texting. The study used 59 volunteers who each drove the same stretch of highway four times under varying conditions: in a normal state;… Read more »

Truck Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel Causing Turnpike Crash

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Early last week, traffic on the Maine Turnpike near Farmingdale came to a virtual standstill following an incident in which a tractor-trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing his vehicle to collide with a guardrail, according to officials from the Maine State Police. Duncan MacPhee, of Prince Edward Island, was named as the driver… Read more »

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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As Spring rolls out warmer temperatures and inviting landscapes, Maine motorcyclists can finally enjoy roadways that are free of ice and snow. But as legions of bikers return to the road for the riding season, their safety remains a chief concern. The month of May has been designated Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month across the nation, and Mainers… Read more »

SUV Plunges Off Bath Bridge, Injuring Windham Woman

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Roadway surface conditions may have been a factor in a serious car accident that occurred on a Route 1 viaduct in Bath last week. Around 2:30 p.m., 37-year-old Melissa Medina was driving south on the upper level of the viaduct, when she lost control of her Mercury SUV and smashed through the guardrail, plunging over… Read more »

More Pedestrians Killed in Motor Vehicle Crashes Last Year, GHSA Reports

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Troubling statistics on pedestrian fatalities have been reported by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). According to the GHSA’s most recent report, pedestrians made up 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2014 and will likely do so in 2015. GHSA estimates that the number of pedestrian fatalities will increase by 10-percent between 2014 and… Read more »

Truckers Non-Compliant with Sleep Apnea Therapy at Risk for Crashes

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Truck drivers who fail to adhere to their prescribed sleep apnea treatment significantly increase their risk of serious preventable crashes, according to a recently published study on the subject. The study compared 1,613 truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea with the same number of comparable drivers without the condition. The drivers with sleep apnea were… Read more »