A map of High Crash Locations for the State of Maine. This is the latest data released in 2015. Please note that:
1. While HCLs are a useful tool on a statewide level as they show most of the hot spots, they do not include every place where there are opportunities for safety improvements, and;
2. As your focus becomes more localized, it’s important to consider the individual crashes in any analysis.
3. This map should be used as a guide and true HCL’s should be verified with a local police department and the MaineDOT.
A High Crash Location (HCL) is a location that has had eight or more traffic crashes and a Critical Rate Factor (CRF) greater than 1.00 in a three-year period. A highway location with a CRF greater than 1.00 has a frequency of crashes that is greater than the statewide average for similar locations. A CRF is a statistical measure to determine the “expected crash rate” as compared to similar intersections in the State of Maine. In this regard, the analysis considers both the number of crashes and exposure over a three year period.