AUGUSTA — In the wake of a deadly weekend on Maine’s highways for young motorists, Gov. Paul LePage and Secretary of State Charles Summers Jr. are stressing the importance of safety for young drivers. LePage recently proclaimed January as Young Driver Safety Awareness Month.

LePage sends his condolences to the families and friends of the four young people who died in motor vehicle accidents this past weekend in Maine.

Two teenage passengers died when a car driven by an 18-year-old who had been drinking and texting crashed. A 20-year-old died in an accident in Freeman Township, and a 19-year-old passenger died in a crash in Biddeford.

Summers has announced a “Conversations with the Communities” series of meetings around the state to discuss ways to improve the safety of Maine’s young drivers.


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