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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 »

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 »

Durham Woman Dies From Injuries Sustained in Head-On Crash

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A Durham woman has died from injuries that she sustained on Friday, March 11, during a head-on collision in Topsham. Christina Babnaw, 44, died in the hospital on Saturday night, March 12, as confirmed on Sunday morning by Topsham police Sgt. Mark Gilliam. The accident took place near the 800 block of Middlesex Road, according… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Compromises Safety of Rail & Highway Transportation

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Sleep apnea poses many risks to those who are affected, but perhaps the most immediate danger is the threat of nodding off while driving – a side effect that often results in catastrophe. Chronic fatigue and sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea is known to impair driving drastically, making motorists more susceptible to vehicle accidents…. Read more »

Roadway Deaths Increased in 2015, Reports DOT

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A recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does not bode well for American motorists. According to agency estimates, a staggering 26,000 people died in traffic accidents in the first nine months of 2015. To put this in perspective, there were 23,796 roadway deaths in the first nine… Read more »

Honda Found Wedged Beneath Tanker Truck in Falmouth

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Like a scene out of an action movie, a Falmouth driver faced an unthinkable situation earlier this month as his Honda Accord became wedged beneath a Freightliner tractor trailer along the northbound lane of the Maine Turnpike. Remarkably, neither the Honda driver nor the truck operator endured any serious injuries in the collision, however both… Read more »

NTSB Proposes Transportation Safety Improvements for 2016

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released their list of most wanted transportation safety improvements for the coming year. The list focuses upon the importance of including more technological advancements in highway vehicles and train systems to help avoid collisions in the future. The NTSB believes that with the addition of more technology into today’s vehicles, the… Read more »

5 Things to Know About Winter Weather Driving & Liability

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If the Farmers’ Almanac is any predictor of the 2016 winter outlook in Maine, residents can expect an average temperature of 19 degrees, weekly snow and ice, and intermittent periods of rain. With these estimates, drivers from Caribou to Augusta may be in for slippery and treacherous conditions from now until April – creating a… Read more »

Police Investigate Two Pedestrian Accidents in Bangor and Portland

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Walking is one of the healthiest and safest modes of travel in the United States, which is why few pedestrians think twice when traversing a crosswalk or intersection. But even the occasional pedestrian is at risk of serious harm or death when it comes to car accidents, which account for 12 percent of all pedestrian… Read more »