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Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro Ranked Among Best Driving Cities

North Carolina motorists received good news in a study that analyzed the places in the United States that are the best, and worst, for drivers. Among the 100 largest cities in the United States, Raleigh was named the best city to drive in, with Charlotte ranking ninth and Greensboro 10th. In its comprehensive ranking, Wallethub,… Read More »

CMS Bus Drivers Responsible for Numerous Preventable Crashes

When a new year of classes begins, motorists are urged to be careful around school children and the vehicles that carry them. Careless car drivers aren’t the only problem, though. A review of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) vehicle collisions over the past school year shows that more than 60 percent of preventable school bus accidents can… Read More »

How Virginia’s New Motor Vehicle Laws Affect Drivers

New laws adopted in Virginia in 2019 have made important changes to statutes governing a range of areas, from adoption surrogacy and tobacco sales to driving privileges and vehicle safety. Though not every one might touch your everyday life, failing to understand the new standards could lead to a fine or other legal problems. Three… Read More »

Drivers Should Be Extra Careful at Back-to-School Time

Children and parents might feel differently when classes resume in August and September, but everyone can agree that getting to and from school safely is a top priority. The excitement of back-to-school time is evident as streets that were quiet during the summer are now packed during morning and afternoon hours. This combination of students,… Read More »

Study Links Uber and Lyft to Increase in U.S. Traffic Deaths

The past decade, which has witnessed the explosive growth of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, has also seen roads become more dangerous in various cities throughout the United States. Since 2011, road fatalities nationwide have increased by approximately 1,100 deaths per year, according to a recent analysis. This time period corresponds to when… Read More »

Lawyers Using ‘Black Box’ Data in Tractor-Trailer Accident Cases

For decades, news reports on airplane crashes have described searches for the “black box” that records flight data crucial to the accident investigation. Now, most tractor-trailers on the road contain a similar device, which might be pivotal in litigation when they get into accidents. These devices, known as an electronic control module (ECM) or an… Read More »

Avoid Drunk Driving Injuries During Graduation Season

When late spring turns to summer, high school graduation season sparks celebrations among high school and college students throughout the country. Whether it’s a large-scale blowout or a gathering among a few friends, alcohol is often part of the mix. Excessive drinking among young people is always dangerous, but parties, proms and other senior-year events… Read More »

Make Sure To Be Safe on National Bike to School Day

As concerns over screen time and youthful inactivity persist, National Bike to School Day gives children a reason to hop on their bicycles and get some exercise. Whether you’re old or young, cycling is a fun way to stay in shape and help the environment. However, despite laws in many states that are dedicated to… Read More »

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Suing After a Car Accident?

Deciding whether or not to sue for damages after a car accident can be an emotional ordeal. Some victims may be inclined to accept a quick settlement from an insurance company in hopes of putting the memory behind them and moving on with their lives. But settling without first getting experienced legal guidance means accident… Read More »

Who Is Responsible for an Accident with a Self-Driving Car?

In March 2018, a woman died after being struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. At the time of the accident, the woman was walking her bike across a dark but otherwise empty road. Though the car’s computer system recognized the woman in the road six seconds before the collision, the car did… Read More »

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