September 22, 2017
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  • Anonymous

    Two deaths on Maine roads today. Sad.

  • If this keeps up Maine is going to set a record, if we have not already for traffic deaths in a year and this is not the kind of record we need.

  • I have noticed also that there seem to be a lot of traffic fatalities lately in ME. But I’m getting older, maybe I just notice that kind of thing more now. I hope that is the case.

    • Sadly, that is not the case. This has been a horrible year for traffic fatalities

  • Anonymous

    this was my grandmother who passed away today. please keep my family in your prayers… love you nana <3

    • Anonymous

      Very sorry for your loss!

    • Anonymous

      I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and your family.

    • Anonymous

      So very sorry for your loss.

  • Rocky4

    Yet ANOTHER old person probably at fault and dead. Terrible! I bet this is ten times
    this year there have be fatal accidents in this area caused by old folks
    who have lost their reflexes, depth perception, or have some mental issue.
    The younger people need to take gramps out for a test ride. If you are 30
    something & have aged relatives you care about…….take a ride with them.
    The state is not going to do it it is up to the family & friends. At some point

    people must give up driving. Figure it out.

    • Anonymous

      You want younger people to take older people for a ride??? YIKES! Check young drivers insurance rates–you’ll see who the big risk is. I cringe when I see “younger” drivers go through intersections texting or cutting off “older” drivers at intersections, failing merge, etc. Young drivers don’t like to be stereotyped as irresponsible, well don’t stereotype older drivers either.

      • Rocky4

        If you had been reading about all the terrible accidents that have killed Maine drivers this year you would know that I am not sterotyping anything for crissakes. Some younger people THIRTYS/ FORTYS need to check on their
        older relatives. Pay attention. Older drivers lose their reflexes. What ails you?
        You just want to be a troll & fight……go somewhere else or quit being a jerk.

        • Anonymous

          WOW! What set you off? Just so you’ll know–here’s a quote from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
          (NHTSA)–“Younger drivers were involved in four times as many reported crashes as the
          older group. They also were involved in three times as
          many fatal crashes as older drivers. Compared with older
          drivers, more than twice as many younger drivers died.”

          You obviously didn’t do any research before posting such a ludicrous, naive, sarcastic, ignorant response. You obviously have some serious issues by calling a perfect stranger a troll and a jerk! I wish you well in recovery, but please stay off the road in the meantime–your rage could kill someone.

          • Rocky4

            hehehe….You really are a jerk. Of COURSE the younger drivers are
            involved in more accidents. THERE ARE MORE OF THEM. Lots of them drive drunk, and fast. Many of them drive at night. The old folks tend to give up driving at night, they are usually not drunk. They compensate for having some diminished capacity. And drive fewer miles.
            My “research”, as noted in my earlier post, was based SOLELY on recent reports in the BDN and PPH. Perhaps you haven’t seen them or paid attention to them over the last 8 or 10 months.
            Responsible adults, should check on their older family memebers, to make sure they are capable of driving. There is no specific age. Health conditions should determine qualifications. You don’t have to be a doctor for crissakes. Can’t you tell when somebody shouldn’t be driving?
            Go to Hannaford’s someday & watch the blue parking spots.

            When you get to be as old as I am, with the experience I have had, it
            is easy to tell when one is being a troll. Look it up. You started it.
            AS for research………..Just check the 75+ in the two papers for the year involved in accidents and who was at fault. Then get back to me.
            Should I not respond it does not mean you “won”. It means I don’t have time for your ilk.

  • Anonymous

    The traffic shouldn’t be gong that fast near the Topsam Mall to cause a fatality. How long does it take to slam on the brakes at 35 mph when a car pulls out in front of you? There should be time.

    • The first thing I thought when I saw this – no way there should ever be a fatal accident on this road. :{

    • Scott Harriman

      If someone ignores oncoming traffic and pulls out immediately in front of it there isn’t really much they can do.

  • K

    When you say “no offense” automatically the next thing that comes out of anyone’s mouth is offensive.
    There are many very capable 79yo drivers on the roads.

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