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Driving-Cellphone Ban

Driving-Cellphone Ban

| May 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A bill that sought to prohibit drivers from using hand-held cellphones has been defeated in the Maine Legislature. The Democratic-led House voted 82-65 against an amended version of Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill on Wednesday. The bill is now dead. The Republican-controlled Senate had modified the proposal to reduce the penalties […]

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State Police Start Holiday Enforcement

State Police Start Holiday Enforcement

| June 26, 2014

State Police say they plan several traffic enforcement efforts that started Thursday and will continue through the July 4th holiday weekend.  The Chief of the State Police, Colonel Robert Williams, said troopers will be looking for aggressive, drunk and distracted drivers, speeders, those texting, and those not wearing their seat belts.  Williams said, “The July […]

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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Sparks State Police Increased Patrols

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Sparks State Police Increased Patrols

| April 11, 2014

Maine State police have joined a nationwide effort to reduce auto accidents that result when drivers don’t pay attention to the road. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. State Police and the Bureau of Highway Safety met in Augusta today to redefine what distracted driving means and to increase awareness.  We spoke with a […]

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UMFK Students Learn Firsthand the Dangers of Distracted Driving

UMFK Students Learn Firsthand the Dangers of Distracted Driving

| September 9, 2013

A crash course in every sense of the word. Using this virtual simulator, students at the University of Maine at Fort Kent are getting a sense of the dangers of distracted driving and driving under the influence. Unite International’s Arrive Alive tour makes stops at high schools and colleges all around the country, asking students to […]

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Heather Bouchard’s Legacy Lives On

Heather Bouchard’s Legacy Lives On

| April 19, 2013

We wrap up our series on the five year anniversary of one woman in the St. John Valley losing her daughter to distracted driving. Since then not only has Judy Bouchard been working to educate folks about distracted driving, she’s also been doing a ton of fundraising on another important issue in her daughter’s name. […]

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