We regularly hear stories from Maine cyclists who were following Maine’s bicycling laws, and were harassed or even hit by motorists. We also hear stories that suggest that many motorists don’t really know or understand the legal right bicyclists have to the road. We know that only a small fraction of the incidents that happen out on the roads ever make it onto a police report or result in a citation being issued.
As a result, the data on Maine bike crashes and bike law violations is incomplete, and may not reflect the reality of conditions on the road. You can help us by reporting your crash or incident.
Your information will help us quantify the occurrence of different types of incidents so that we can target our policy, education and enforcement efforts.
If you have been injured, seek medical attention and consider contacting an attorney. If you feel that your incident requires police involvement, you should contact police immediately—they are most likely to respond within 1-6 hours of an actual incident. If you would like to speak with a Coalition staff person about your incident, please call 207-623-4511.
Note: Your name and contact info will not be used in any context unless you explicitly give your permission.
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