This category includes crashes that result from speed in excess of posted speed limits or that occur when road or weather condition dictate a lower, prudent speed. Speed is cited as a factor in an average of 4,600 crashes per year in Maine and is cited as a contributing factor in 19% of all crashes and 42% of all fatal crashes.
Speeding and its involvement in fatal crashes has been significant over the past couple of years. The bureau has increased speed enforcement funding as a result . More law enforcement agencies in the State of Maine received overtime speed enforcement funding in Federal Fiscal Year 2016 then ever before. The bureau monitors speed related fatal crashes and continues to research the affects of increased speed enforcement in the state.