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In Maine, higher populations mean more motor vehicle accidents

Accidents are happening more and more on roadways in the state of Maine. A number of factors are contributing to the rise in motor vehicle accidents, but a main reason seems to be higher traffic volumes. There are more vehicles on the road than ever before as populations increase across the state. Unfortunately, not all drivers exercise caution behind the wheel. A recent multiple-vehicle crash in Norridgewock resulted in injuries.

Car accidents: Extractions required after violent crash

Drivers in Maine these days must always remain focused and aware of their surroundings. Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Recently, a destructive crash in Winslow injured four people and showered Route 137 with wreckage and debris, shutting the road down for two hours. The crash occurred during the morning hours at the intersection of South and North Reynolds roads. Those who live near the area say the intersection is prone to accidents and needs some sort of traffic light or signal.

Motor vehicle accidents: Driver arrested after leaving crash

Navigating roadways in Maine these days can be a very dangerous task for driver. Statistics say that motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of death and injury in the state. Accidents are occurring at a higher frequency as more and more people visit and take up residence here. Any accident can be a stressful experience, but the experience can be even more stressful and traumatic when the at-fault driver flees the scene of an accident.

Distracted driving blamed for head-on crash

Drivers in Maine face a myriad of dangers on roadways across the state. Distracted driving has become a major cause of accidents, as drivers these days face an abundance of distractions that can take focus off of the road. Texting while driving has become a big problem across the nation, and as a result, many states have outlawed the use of cell phones behind the wheel. According to recent statistics, the usage of cell phones while driving leads to over 1.6 million accidents each year in the United States.

Truck accidents often result in serious injury or death

Tractor-trailers and commercial vehicles are the lifeblood of Maine's economy. Without the goods and merchandise that are shipped by commercial vehicles, the daily lives of Maine residents would be dramatically and negatively affected. Necessities such as food and gasoline are transported across the country directly to consumers via tractor-trailers. However, the large size of these trucks makes them very dangerous to passenger vehicles, with truck accidents often resulting in serious injury or death.

Car accidents: Drunk driver sentenced to months behind bars

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is incredibly dangerous and irresponsible. Driving while intoxicated is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Maine and across the United States. According to recent statistics, alcohol-related crashes account for almost one third of all traffic-related fatalities. Those who choose to drive while intoxicated endanger the lives of all those around them and can face years of jail time.

Motor vehicle accidents in the city of Portland are on the rise

Portland, Maine, is one of the most beautiful cities in America. Located on a peninsula extending into Casco Bay, the natural beauty of this city attracts thousands of visitors every year. Portland is also the largest city in Maine, which means that city streets often become crowded and congested. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents seem to be increasing in Portland, as more and more people visit and decide to take up residence here.

Motor vehicle accidents typically increase during warmer months

Roadways across the state of Maine are becoming more and more dangerous. Maine is one of the most beautiful states in the country, so thousands of vacationers visit during the summer months to take in the abundant natural beauty. Unfortunately, this means higher than normal traffic volumes and congested roadways. Consequently, motor vehicle accidents also increase this time of year.

Drunk driving accident results in injuries and pending charges

Despite increased public awareness, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol continues to be a very dangerous problem in the state of Maine and across the country. It's no secret that driving while intoxicated is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Driving takes constant focus and concentration, and alcohol drastically impairs focus and significantly decreases reaction time. Recent statistics say that two out of every three people in the United States will be involved in a drunk driving accident during their lifetime.

Reckless driving contributes to more motor vehicle accidents

Driving these days can be a difficult task on crowded and congested roads across Maine. As traffic increases across the state, reckless driving is becoming a very dangerous problem. Some drivers may not be as experienced as others, so it is not uncommon for mistakes to occur. Reckless driving habits are a major cause of motor vehicle accidents. According to recent statistics, reckless driving accounts for over 33 percent of deaths in all accidents. 

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