Maine drivers seem to have an addiction they can’t drop or put down, so the Holden Police Department is making a statement. Put down your cell phone while you drive or get a citation. In Maine it is illegal to manipulate an electronic device, while holding it in your hand and while driving, including while stopped in traffic. Initial tabulations show Holden PD, staffed by 6 full time and 5 part time officers, lead the state in distracted driving citations. This community of about 3000 people straddles Route 1A, the main corridor to Maine’s Down East region.
Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Newsletter 2021
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