Auto Accident

GM Recalling Crossover Vehicles for Seat Belt Problems

Today, General Motors announced a voluntary safety recall of all 2009 and 2010 models of the Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook crossover vehicles. The second-row seat belts may be damaged in a way that makes them appear properly latched, even when they are not. The recall affects about 250,000 vehicles. “Because …

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NC Says NO to DWI Ankle Bracelets

Not sure we understand this…no, we take it back. We’re positive we don’t understand this.  North Carolina prevents state DWI courts from using those ankle bracelets as part of their arsenal of tools to prevent people from continuing to drink and drive. According to an article in today’s News & Observer, we’re not the only …

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Red-Light Cameras Capture Everything

The little North Carolina town of Knightdale, just east of Raleigh, has grown a lot in the past year, but apparently a lot of that growth includes people who run red lights. According to a story on WRAL.com, the red-light camera along route 64 capture speeders, red-light runners, and even some horrific traffic accidents, including …

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NC Highway Patrol Working to Keep Teen Drivers Alive

Turning 16 is a grand milestone for most teens. Their driver’s license gives them their first real taste of freedom. But combine that with a 3,000-pound car and their invincible mentality and teens hit the fast lane to danger. [Rocky Mount Telegram, July 31, 2010] North Carolina has seen a 40% decrease in teenage driver …

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Teen dead after North Carolina auto accident involving alcohol

A man was charged with second-degree murder after the SUV he was driving was involved in a North Carolina auto accident that killed a 17-year-old, according to CharlotteObserver.com. The man’s Jeep Cherokee was traveling about 60 mph when it crossed the center line of the two-lane road and collided head-on with a 1984 Oldsmobile driven …

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Guess Who Has Another Recall? Yup…Toyota.

Another huge Toyota recall. Nothing important, really…just POTENTIAL LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL. Okay, I guess that is kinda important. TOYOTA AVALON On its website, Toyota reports that it is recalling 373,000 model year 2000-2004 Toyota Avalons in the United States. Apparently, the steering lock bar–a component of the steering interlock system, is defective. A tiny …

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Tips for Safe Driving in Summer Storms

The storms that popped up in central North Carolina this weekend were a fast and ferocious reminder that rain can be as big a hazard as snow…especially if you are not prepared. Here are some things that weather and driving experts hope you’ll keep in mind. After all, summer is only half over. Check The …

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