Distracted Driving

"No Need 2 Speed" Campaign Very Successful

Is it wrong to feel sad about a success? The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) ran its “No Need 2 Speed” traffic campaign ran from November 15 to November 28, and it was a great success, sad to say. The higher the numbers, the worse it reflects on North Carolina drivers. And yes, …

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"No Need 2 Speed" in North Carolina

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol kicked of their No Need 2 Speed campaign designed to reduce speeding on our highways. The two-week campaign, which was announced on Monday, runs from November 15 through the end of Thanksgiving weekend on November 28. “North Carolina law enforcement will be …

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Local Bike Accidents Highlight Safety Concerns

This weekend, at least three bicyclists were injured in collisions with cars. We’re cyclists here, so we always read these types of stories with a heavy heart. Both stories were reported on WRAL.com. On Friday evening, just north of Selma, two bicyclists were struck by driver Marie Jania. They suffered only minor injuries. It is …

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Despite Small Decline, Distracted Driving Remains Epidemic

Distracted driving–driving while talking on a phone, texting, applying make up, reading a newspaper, etc.–accounted for 16% of all traffic fatalities in 2009. The actual number of people who died on the road fell from the previous year, but the proportion of cases caused by driving while distracted (DWD) remained the same. According to an …

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