Maine car transport director

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The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is a office of the state government which looks after regulation and maintenance of roads and other public infrastructure in the state of Maine.
It also scrutinizes the environmental factors that mainly affect the public such as storm water, ice/snow buildup on roads etc.
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Mission and Goals of MaineDOT

MaineDOT reliably provides a
  • Secure
  • Well-organized
  • Consistent transportation system
that supports monetary opportunity and quality of life.

Maine 511 Travel Information Service to provide road information on state highways

Maine 511 system is a voice-activated phone system introduced mainly for the benefit of the caller to get information on weather related road conditions, construction and congestion, through the Web or phone-24/7.
Travelers have the option of accessing road and travel conditions using the Web at www.511Maine.gov or by dialing 511 on their cellular phones or their land lines.
Weather conditions statewide, Road construction and planned road closures on interstates, Traffic incidents, Transportation.

Important Programs introduced by MaineDOT to improve transportation

Adopt a Highway

The Adopt a Highway program is mainly created to maintain and improve the green areas of state highways. MaineDOT insists the Do's and Dont's
Do's for "adopt an highway" from MaineDOT
  • Wear an orange or fluorescent safety vest to the pickup site which makes you visible.
  • Heavy gloves and heavy leather boots or shoes
  • Bright hat, Pants and long-sleeved shirts
  • Insect or tick repellant
  • Erect the orange safety signs (LITTER PICKUP AHEAD or SHOULDER WORK) before you begin the pickup and remove them when your work gets over.
  • Work only in daylight and in fair weather.
  • Carpool to the work site to keep the number of cars to a minimum.

DO NOT'S for adopt an highway program

  • Avoid picking up litter on the highway or close to the edge of the travel lanes or on any medians.
  • Do not participate in litter picking if you have skipped the classes.
  • Do not pick up litter in construction or maintenance sites, in intersections, or on bridges or overpasses, or on slopes with riprap stone.
  • Do not play around or do anything that will distract passing drivers or other volunteers.
  • Avoid working during peak travel times when highways are carrying high traffic volumes.
  • Do not participate in litter pickup while under the influence of drugs.
  • Avoid overexerting yourself. Take breaks and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Avoid bringing small children along.
  • DON'T compact trash bags to gain more room, especially if there are broken or jagged items.

Work Zone Safety

Work zone is the place where maximum number of crashes happen, that too most of the people who die are the drivers. Nine Simple Rules for Driving Safely in the Zone

Ridesharing

The major cause of pollution happens because of the emission of gases from the car, trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles.
Sharing your ride to work - in a carpool, vanpool, bus, train, shuttles or a combination of all these together is called Ridesharing which is less expensive than driving your own car. Listed Below are some Benefits of Ridesharing:
  1. Money will be saved
  2. Free time will be there to relax
  3. Catch up on reading
  4. Working on laptop is possible while travelling in the bus
  5. Also social friendliness will be improved by chatting with other passengers.
  6. This is a form of "Car-Pooling", hence it helps to reduce air pollution.

Safe Routes to School

As like other parts of the country, in Maine also travel to school by walking and bicycling has got decreased considerably because of the severe impacts of air quality, traffic congestion and childhood health.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national, state and local effort to facilitate and support the children including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school and to make walking and bicycling to school safe and interesting.
Usually victorious Safe Routes to School programs in the United States includes Five E's namely
  1. Engineering
  2. Education
  3. Encouragement
  4. Enforcement
  5. Evaluation
SRTS also paves way for the children to get their usual physical activity they require for good health.
Main goal of the program is to enhance bicycle, pedestrian and traffic safety and to reduce traffic jams and pollution around schools. It is believed that this program can bring a wide range of benefits to students and the community.
The vital quality we lose when we drink alcohol or use drugs is judging power, the very first thing about us that changes because of the intake of alcohol or drugs. Lack of judgment, which affects how we react to sounds, the way we see and how we react to the vehicles around us.

Winter Driving Tips given by MaineDot

  • Avoid using cruise control
  • Allow extra room between vehicles
  • Try to use non-freezing windshield washer liquid.
  • Stay alert!
  • Take it slow in ice and snow!
  • Brake gently in slow, steady strokes.
  • Remove snow and ice from your vehicle before you drive, also make sure the headlights and taillights are visible.
  • Avoid any sudden or excessive actions while steering, braking or accelerating so you don't lose control.
  • Stay tuned to local news broadcasts for more information on roadway and weather conditions.
  • Avoid taking chances when pulling out in front of approaching vehicles.

Snowplows

During winter storms, Maine snowplows work hardly to make the roads travelable. Observe these tips to stay safe.
  • Keep well back from snowplows, because Plow drivers can't see directly behind their trucks.
  • Sometimes snowplows may stop or back up.
  • Staying a safe distance behind a snowplow will protect us from injuries.
  • Get to know where the snowplow is on multi-lane highways.
  • Avoid driving through a snow cloud or whiteout conditions.