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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 »

Reducing Drunk Driving Deaths: The Need for High Visibility

To discourage drunk driving and reduce resulting death rates, safety agencies are turning up the visibility of enforcement efforts. In May of 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a report containing recommendations for eliminating deaths associated with drunk driving. Noting that more than 10,000 people are killed and 170,000 injured each year in… 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 »

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 »

Deadly Drive for Motorcyclist

Unfortunately, drivers of passenger vehicles and trucks often have difficulty seeing motorcyclists on the road. Drivers nevertheless have a responsibility to exercise due care when driving, and this includes watching out for the safety of others, such as those operating cars, motorcycles,  bicycles and pedestrians. When a driver is negligent and causes injury or death,… Read More »

Issues that Can Contribute to North Carolina Truck Accidents

Just as trucks are more mechanically complex than passenger cars, accidents involving trucks are more legally complex than those between two or more private passenger vehicles. Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to numerous regulatory requirements instituted to protect the safety of other motorists. When a violation of one or more of these regulations… Read More »

What to Do After You Have Been in a Car Accident

A serious car accident is always a major disruption to your life. And planning for the long term can be challenging when the unexpected forces you to begin living day by day. But if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an automobile accident, there are several things you should do to… Read More »

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