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In recent weeks, a 21-year-old died after crashing into a tree in Frankfort. Around the same time, a 48-year-old New Harbor man was killed in a Damariscotta crash after losing control of the vehicle and veering off the road. There was also the crash in St. Francis, where a car rolled over and caught fire after the driver lost control.

Bangor car accident lawyers know that every one of these crashes had one thing in common: excessive speed. This isn’t especially surprising, considering the National Safety Council’s indicates high speeds or traveling too fast for conditions is a factor in one out of every three crashes in this country.

And yet, Maine’s Transportation Commissioner has announced the approval of a plan to raise the speed limit on large swaths of interstate highway system. Patches of Interstate 395, Interstate 95 and Interstate 295 are going to see a 5-mph boost in speed limits. Some motorists may already have noted the new signage along some of these areas.

A 16-year-old girl behind the wheel during an October crash in Bucksport has been charged in the death of her 15-year-old friend, a passenger in the vehicle when it veered off the road and into a tree.

Allegations in this case are that the teen violated  Maine’s graduated driver’s licensing laws, designed to help protect motorists and teens from the common risks of young drivers. Our car accident attorneys in Bangor know it’s a critical safety message heading into graduation and the start of the summer travel season.

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It’s also National Alcohol Awareness Month. Tragedies like this are a stark reminder that risky driving behaviors result in real tragedies. GDL laws are in effect for a reason, and parents must do everything they can to ensure teen drivers are following the rules.