Highway Deaths Up in Maine

August 17, 2012

Even in Maine, which doesn’t have a huge population it’s crucial that you don’t drive without car insurance.

This is especially true when you consider that the number of highway deaths there has increased by fifty percent from last year.

According to Maine’s Bureau of Highway Safety, as of Friday, August 10th, ninety-seven people have died on the state’s roads so far this year. Over the same period last year, there were only sixty-five such deaths.

Maine public safety officials point out that their state has had four “exceptionally safe” years in a row, with 2011 being the safest on record since 1959, at least where highway deaths are concerned.

Despite the significant increase in traffic-related deaths this year, Maine still has one of the lowest number of highway fatalities in the country.

Excessive speed is usually the top factor for highway fatalities.