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I Was In An Auto Accident, What Do I Do Now?

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When you get into a car accident, it is often disorienting, confusing, and even scary. Knowing what to do before an accident happens is the best way to prepare yourself if you do get into a collision. This infographic provides a helpful step by step process.

Officials Report a Projected Increase in Traffic Fatalities

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In 2015 alone, 35,200 people in the U.S. lost their lives after becoming involved in car accidents. This statistical projection, recently publicized by the U.S. Department of Transportation, demonstrates an increase of 7.7 percent compared to the total traffic fatalities that occurred in 2014. That year, the figure stood at 32,675 deaths. It’s important to… Read more »

Investigation Underway over Brake Failures in Harley Davidsons

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An investigation has ensued after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received 43 complaints of faulty brakes on certain models of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Riders reported that both the hand and foot brakes suddenly failed to work, resulting in three crashes and two injuries. The investigation includes more than 430,000 Harley Davidson motorcycles with… Read more »

Sidney Woman Killed in Head-On Collision

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A head-on accident on West River Road took the life of a 47-year-old Sidney woman the night of June 15. Laurie Garland was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, after her vehicle crossed the center line of West River Road and collided head-on with a vehicle containing two juveniles. Both of the juveniles… Read more »

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 »