Submitted By Todd on January 2nd at 10:36am
Maine recorded the fewest highway deaths in 50 years in 2008......and you lose some.
...while the number of homicides grew to the highest level in nearly two decades.Why the drop in traffic fatalities? Gas.
From January through October, the number of miles traveled in Maine dropped in every month except April, according to the Federal Highway Administration. The biggest decline - 7 percent - came in June after regular gasoline topped $4 per gallon around Memorial Day.Inquiring minds...
The preliminary tally for highway fatalities on Maine roads was 152... the number of homicides grew to the 31, the highest number since 1989, when 40 people were killed in the deadliest year in Maine history.