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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 »

Can Cellphones Be Made Safer for Driving?

A recent article at Slate.com noted the nation is in the midst of a huge spike in roadway fatalities featuring “the biggest back-to-back increase in motor vehicle-related death rates per mile driven in more than 50 years.”  Naturally, there is a determined search for culprits, with various “experts, writers, and organizations” pointing to cellphones and… Read More »

Cellphone Users Driving Up Accident Numbers and Your Insurance Costs

Why, you might ask, in an age when cars and highways are designed to be so much safer, are traffic accidents increasing? Economists are quick to cite the end of the Great Recession and the abundance of inexpensive fuel as reasons there are more cars on the road. However, do more cars necessarily translate to more… Read More »

NSC Estimates 2016 Motor Vehicle Deaths to be Highest in Nine Years

Recently, the National Safety Council (NSC) released preliminary data for 2016 that indicates as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year. This number represents a six percent increase over 2015 and a 14 percent increase over 2014. That marks “the most dramatic two-year escalation” in more than 60 years.  NSC, a… Read More »

Dropped Cellphone Leads to Serious NC Crash

A dropped cellphone was the apparent cause of a rear-end collision that resulted in three people being airlifted to UNC Hospital, according to a report from ABC11.com. On November 24, 2016, a Honda was stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Route 751 when a Subaru plowed into the vehicle… Read More »

Voice-Activated Car Infotainment Systems Still Distract Drivers

Two studies commissioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety show that voice-activated car infotainment systems, which allow drivers to keep their hands on the wheel, may impair driving by taking the motorist’s mind off the road. The studies showed that, after using a voice-activated system to place a phone call, adjust… Read More »

New ‘Slow Poke’ Law Could Fine Slow North Carolina Drivers

A motorist going too slow in the fast lane is a common pet peeve for drivers across the country. Now, a state senator from Mecklenburg County is taking steps to make it a fineable offense in North Carolina. Sen. Jeff Tarte recently introduced a new bill that would mandate a $200 fine for drivers traveling… Read More »

Distracted Driving: A Leading Cause of Car Accidents

Distracted driving may take many different forms, whether it involves texting, talking on the phone or taking one’s eyes off the road for any reason. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that each day, about nine Americans are killed and more than 1,100 injured as a result of crashes involving distracted… Read More »

Does Age Impact Your Driving?

You always hear people say they think teens and young adults are bad drivers because they are inexperienced and distracted. On the other hand you also hear people say that the elderly are bad drivers, but is this really the case? Are better drivers made up of the middle aged generation? In today’s society there… Read More »

Avoiding Distracted Driving in North Carolina

Distracted driving continues to be the cause of many accidents in North Carolina. We see the devastation an accident can cause to a person and their family every single day. Being injured in a car accident with a distracted driver can leave you with permanent injuries, stacks of medical bills, lost wages and pain and… Read More »

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