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Governor LePage declares January Young Driver Safety Awareness Month

January 9, 2012

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage issued the following proclamation declaring January to be Young Driver Safety Awareness Month:

"WHEREAS, nearly two young drivers are killed each month in Maine; and

WHEREAS, more than 42 young drivers are injured each week on Maine�s roadways; and

WHEREAS, Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages 15-24 in the U.S. From 2000-2006 accounting for 19,076 deaths; and

WHEREAS. In Maine, drivers ages 16 to 24 year olds comprise 11.4% of all licensed drivers; and

WHEREAS, in Maine, drivers ages 16 to 24 are involved in 29% of all motor vehicle fatalities; and

WHEREAS, in Maine, drivers ages 16 to 24 are involved in 38.5% of all motor vehicle crashes resulting in injuries:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor of Maine, do hereby proclaim January 2012 to be


Throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to recognize this observance.� Home Privacy | Accessibility | Contact