Auto Accident

Auto Safety Regulators Hope to Combat Distracted Driving Epidemic with “Driver Mode” for Cell Phones

Auto safety regulators are requesting that smart phone manufacturers create a “driver mode” for smart phones to help combat the rising number of motor vehicle fatalities and accidents caused by distracted driving. The new proposed feature is modeled after “airplane mode,” which prevents a mobile device from sending or receiving communications while flying. “Driver mode” …

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“Drowsy Driving Prevention Week” Starts This Sunday 11/6

Sunday, November 6th is the start of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, a national movement aimed towards the elimination of sleepy driving. While many people are familiar with the risks associated with impaired driving and distracted driving, it is not widely known that drowsy driving holds many of the same risks, such as slower judgement, delayed …

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Road Rage Poses a Serious Threat to North Carolina Motorists

Reckless and aggressive drivers present a serious problem on North Carolina roads. Between 2011 and 2015, there were 55,000 car accidents related to careless driving statewide. There are too many preventable car accidents that take place each year due to distracted, aggressive and negligent driving behaviors. A new study released by the AAA Foundation for …

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National “Click It Or Ticket Campaign” Kicks Off This Week Before Memorial Day Weekend

Awareness about proper seat belt safety is extremely important. Wearing a seat belt remains the most effective way to minimize your risk of serious or fatal injuries during a car crash. According to the CDC, using a seat belt reduces your risk of serious crash related injuries or death by about 50%. With the busy …

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“Drive to Live 2016? Focuses on Teen Drivers

According to an article on WRAL.com, the North Carolina Highway Patrol announced a new initiative called “Drive to Live 2016.” The goal to help reduce the number of traffic collisions and deaths involving teen drivers through stricter monitoring of roadways, and on-site educations  The program was created after a 2015 investigation by the State Highway Patrol …

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