2011-12-30 / Maine

State set to promote young driver safety

AUGUSTA (AP) — 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 Jan. 5 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.

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