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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Graham County Cited As Dangerous County for Motor Vehicle, Motorcycle Crashes

The 20th annual AAA Carolinas report of road safety has been released and it lists Graham County as the number one North Carolina County for motorcycle fatalities and the county in which you are most likely to be in a fatal car crash. The report, which cites statewide motor vehicle accidents and the injuries and… Read More »

Habitual DWI Offender Charged With Manslaughter in North Carolina

A 43-year-old North Carolina man is facing a manslaughter charge after a passenger in his vehicle was killed in a crash. According to police, the man was driving on Ranklin Hill Road with a female passenger when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree on August 5. Both he and his… Read More »

The High Cost of Motor Vehicle Crashes

A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) put a price tag on the cost of motor vehicle collisions in this country. In an effort to quantify the economic and social value of motor vehicle accidents, NHTSA looked at accident figures from 2010. The dollar values were staggering. Points of the report… Read More »

Pregnant? Use Caution When Driving

Recent research suggests physical changes during pregnancy could increase the risk of a serious vehicle accident. Women and their families are extra careful when there is a baby on board. Along with preparations for the baby, women are cautious about diet and exercise. A new study shows pregnant women should also be more careful driving… Read More »

Are Hands-Free Devices Safe?

Think talking on a hands-free device is safe while driving?  Motorists seem to think so but research says no. In April, the National Safety Council (NSC) released findings of a survey gauging attitudes about hands-free cellular devices. The survey found eight in 10 motorists believe use of hands-free devices is a safe option. While many… Read More »

The Drive for Data: Automobile Black Boxes

Will an increase in automobile defects drive manufacturers toward new and improved event data recorders for motor vehicles? Consumers are reeling from recent recalls by General Motors, Toyota, Nissan and Ford. While these recalls may be a symptom of corporate fear of liability rather than responsibility, the recalls do warn motorists of dangerous defects built… Read More »

FDA Reduces Recommended Initial Dose of Insomnia Drugs

In an attempt to decrease instances of impaired driving, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently lowered the starting dose of the sleep aid Lunesta. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies lack of sleep as a public health epidemic. Sufficient rest is essential in order to perform complex tasks like driving… Read More »

Multi-Car Crash Injures Five in Asheboro Construction Zone Accident

Five people were injured in Asheboro when a motorist failed to slow for a construction zone. Fatalities occur each year in North Carolina road construction zones. Motorists, passengers and construction workers are in danger when traffic bottlenecks in a construction zone. In late May, five people in four vehicles were involved in an accident on… Read More »

NHTSA Finalizes New Rule to Reduce Backing Accidents

Hoping to address the alarming frequency of backing accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently finalized a rule to improve rear-view visibility in new cars. Backing accidents unnecessarily take hundreds of lives each year. Those demographics most vulnerable to being hit by a backing car are senior citizens and children under five years… Read More »

GM Recall Continues to Make News

The delay of General Motors (GM) in revealing a deadly ignition switch defect continues to trouble consumers and regulatory agencies. After a slow rolling recall picked up speed in February of this year, GM continues to address the growing scandal surrounding vehicle defects it denied for years. At the center of the crises is a… Read More »

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