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Technological Solutions for Distracted Driving Among Teens

teens texting and driving

If you’ve been out and about around Maine this spring, you’ve probably noticed a dramatic increase in enforcement efforts and public awareness campaigns aimed at cracking down on distracted driving. Despite these efforts, distracted driving in Maine continues to pose a serious problem; teens in particular are well known for leading this alarming trend. A… Read more »

“U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” Says DOT Safety Campaign

Do and Don't of driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) is once again announcing their “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” safety campaign. From April 10-15, state and local law enforcement officers will be aggressively ticketing drivers who drive while distracted, primarily by using mobile devices and, especially, texting while driving. In… Read more »

Alcohol Suspected in Fatal Head on Collision

car accident on highway with ambulance

Excessive speed and drunk driving may be in the mix as possible causes in a fatal head on crash in Lincolnville, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s office. The driver, Adam Knight, 31 years old, lost his life when he was ejected from his Volkswagen Jetta after it was split in half by the impact… Read more »

Teen Distracted Driving Epidemic Worse Than Believed

teens texting and driving

A massive amount of media attention has been paid in recent years to the dangers posed by distracted driving. Considering the fact that handheld devices and mobile phones are consistently used by just about everyone these days, it is not surprising that many motorists, particularly younger ones, are operating theirs while behind the wheel. However, a… Read more »

Maine Lawyers Voice Concern over “Steering” by Insurance Companies

fast moving traffic on major highway

The Maine car accident attorneys at Hardy, Wolf & Downing are troubled by reports of “steering” by insurance companies that may result in shoddy and potentially dangerous repairs done on damaged vehicles. We believe this constitutes rampant recklessness on the part of auto insurers that may be putting profit over driver safety by pressuring body shops to perform… Read more »

Bill Would Toughen Laws Re: Maine Crosswalks, Pedestrians

Pedestrian Walk Sign

In an effort to create a safer environment for pedestrians, bicyclists, and non-motorized traffic, a Maine senator has introduced a bill to toughen crosswalk regulations. The bill, known as An Act to Improve Safety and Clarify Responsibilities of Pedestrians and Bicyclists, is sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and was submitted by Sen. Amy… Read more »

Propane Truck and SUV Crash Claims Life of Livermore Woman

car accident

A collision between a propane truck and an SUV ended with the death of a Livermore woman after the crash caused the truck to flip and crush the SUV with the driver inside. The accident occurred on Route 17 at about 8 am on Monday, January 19. Diane Gould, 45, was trapped in her Subaru… Read more »

Deadly Casco Crash Illustrates Dangers of Head-On Collisions

car accident on highway with ambulance

A tragic crash in Casco recently illustrates the dangers of frontal collisions. The crash took the life of two and seriously injured one other motorist, as well as a service dog riding in one of the vehicles, according to local media outlets. Unfortunately, fatal accidents such as these are all too common on maine roadways,… Read more »