Drive for Safety

Drive for Safety: Bicycle safety tips

8:00 PM, Apr 29, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Warm temperatures and spurts of summer-like weather have already brought many people out on their bikes, but when you do dust off the bike for the first time, safety experts say there's an important checklist you need to go through.

Family pushes for ban on drivers using methadone

5:17 PM, Apr 20, 2012

RUMFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Friends and relatives of an 8-year old boy killed in a car crash last year are pushing for new laws that would prohibit people from driving while on methadone.

Auto safety organizations support changing driving standards

12:26 PM, Apr 2, 2012

(KNSD) - People today hold the steering wheel of their car in all sorts of positions. 

We've been told to think of that wheel as a clock and hold our hand at 10 and 2, but what feels natural is now considered old school and in fact it's considered dangerous. 

Drive for Safety: Distracted driving isn't just texting

7:10 PM, Mar 31, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A lot of us have gotten distracted while driving.

State Police try new tactic to catch distracted drivers

12:43 AM, Mar 11, 2012

(NEWS CENTER) - Since going into effect in September 2011, police have issued few tickets for texting while driving.

State Police have a clever way to boost those numbers.

All kinds of distracted driving

3:42 PM, Mar 2, 2012

Texting while driving is very dangerous, and it's become illegal in the state of Maine.  But texting is just one dangerous distraction in the car.

Drive for Safety: When should seniors stop driving?

5:46 PM, Feb 29, 2012

YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Experts say in a couple of years Maine's 65 and older population will reach twenty percent. that means the rate of accidents involving seniors will continue to rise.

Safe Driving for Mature Drivers

5:18 PM, Feb 9, 2012

Continue driving safely by keeping skills sharp!

Drive for Safety: How drugs affect driving

6:41 PM, Jan 31, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- You may want to think twice before you get behind the wheel after taking an antihistimine.

Sec. of State opens discussion about teen driver safety

8:31 PM, Jan 17, 2012

(NEWS CENTER) - Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers is embarking on a tour to open a discussion about driver safety among young adults.

Sec. of State embarks on driver safety tour

7:42 PM, Jan 4, 2012

(NEWS CENTER) - Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers is embarking on a tour to open a discussion about driver safety among young adults.

Medication & Driving

4:12 PM, Dec 23, 2011

Certain health conditions and medications, or a combination of medications, can impair your ability to drive safely.

Prepare for Winter Driving

7:19 PM, Dec 20, 2011

(NEWS CENTER) - 20% of car crashes in Maine are winter-related... and there are more crashes in December than any other month.

Adjusting your driving style for winter weather

11:33 AM, Dec 2, 2011

Your car behaves differently on snow and ice.  Plan accordingly!

Drive for Safety: Prepare for winter driving

4:48 PM, Nov 21, 2011

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A lot of us who have lived in Maine for a long time feel like we've heard this advice before, but crash statistics bear out that we need a yearly reminder.

Winterizing your car

5:10 PM, Nov 1, 2011

Now's the time to be sure your car is ready for the demands of winter driving.

A new device helps parents monitor teen drivers

7:42 AM, Oct 20, 2011

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This week is known as "Teen Driver Safety" Week, and in Maine, this week has been a particularly deadly one for teenagers.

Drive for Safety: Pedestrian & Bike Safety

3:29 PM, Sep 30, 2011

October is National Walk or Bike to School Month!

Simulators show consequences of distracted driving

9:47 AM, Sep 30, 2011

VASSALBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- As Maine begins enforcing its new texting while driving law, officers who work with teenage drivers are getting a new tool to help teach the consequences of texting and other distracted driving behaviors.

Mobile apps curb texting while driving

6:01 PM, Sep 26, 2011

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Come Wednesday, it will be illegal to text message while driving in Maine. But there are ways to make your phone the solution, rather than the problem.

Drive for Safety: Teens test their skills

9:58 AM, Sep 15, 2011

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Ford's Driving Skills for Life program is visiting 30 high schools across the country and giving teen drivers hands-on challenges to help improve their driving.

Drive for Safety: Driving skills for teens

2:15 PM, Sep 14, 2011

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Ford Driving Skills for Life program rolls into Maine to teach new teen drivers how to stay safe on the roads.

Drive for Safety: Take the pledge!

2:15 PM, Sep 14, 2011

(NEWS CENTER) -- In May, NEWS CENTER's Drive for Safety campaign will focus on the issue of texting while driving.

Drive for Safety - Teen Driving Safety

5:02 PM, Sep 6, 2011

Parents worry about their young drivers.  What can parents, and teens, do to reduce their risk on the road?

Drive for Safety - Don't Text and Drive

4:56 PM, Aug 30, 2011

Texting while driving is one of the most common distractions that can lead to an accident.