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Maine’s OUI and DUI Laws: A Brief Review

drunk driver getting pulled over

Drunk driving causes more deaths and injuries than any other violent crime. So the State of Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is enforcing some very harsh laws to punish those drivers who choose to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol (OUI). If you’re caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08%… 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 »

Maine Highway Accident Lawyer Weighs in on Revision to Seat Belt Law

car accident on highway with ambulance

The law firm of Hardy, Wolf & Downing is concerned over recent efforts to repeal the Maine seat belt law, particularly in light of a recent 75-car pileup in the state that left 17 motorists injured. Those who were involved in the massive crash, or who were injured in another motor vehicle collision, may benefit… Read more »

Consumer Reports Says Toyota Camry Hybrid Recall Needed

Rear end car crash

The respected consumer watchdog publication, Consumer Reports (CR), issued a statement July 28 essentially chastising Toyota for not opting for a Toyota Camry hybrid recall because of acknowledged defects in its braking system. The pointed and well publicized comments were in response to Toyota’s somewhat lukewarm plan of action regarding 177,000 possibly defective 2007-2011 Toyota Camry… Read more »

Children and Car Accidents: Part 3

child crying

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, children and car accidents are discussed, along with generalized suggestions for parents to identify possible emotional trauma in children following a car accident. This post, part 3 of the series, will identify additional ways children might react to being involved in an automobile accident and discuss issues parents… Read more »

Maine Spring Driving Safety Tips

fast moving traffic on major highway

Spring can be a dangerous time for Maine drivers. Even though Mark Twain wasn’t concerned about driver safety as he addressed a room of New Englanders in 1876, he nevertheless noted, “In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”  Having lived in Connecticut for many years, Twain was… Read more »