May 26, 2018
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Charlie Summers promotes youth driver safety

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — During the past year, Maine had about 50 fatal crashes involving young drivers.

Secretary of State Charlie Summers says that’s almost one crash involving someone between the ages of 16 and 24 per week, and it’s too many.

Summers, the state’s chief motor vehicle official, announced on Thursday an effort to address the safety of young drivers.

“Conversations With the Communities” will be held at Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices starting Thursday, Jan. 5th in Lewiston at 6 p.m. The public meetings will continue Jan. 9 in Kennebunk, Jan. 12 in Portland, Jan. 17 in Bangor, Jan. 18 in Caribou and Jan. 19 in Calais.

Summers has also established a technical review panel that will examine young driver requirements to find areas where they need to be improved.

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