Truck Accident

Five Steps To Eliminating Traffic Deaths

Want to totally eliminate motor vehicle fatalities in North Carolina?  Dr. Herb Garrison, head of the East Carolina Injury Prevention Program, knows how…and he has outlined his methods in the latest issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal. The article, written with coauthor Jennifer Smith, is titled: Is Fatality-Free Travel on North Carolina’s Streets and …

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The Most Dangerous Part of Your Drive

Road statistics show that of all normal (and legal) driving maneuvers, the most dangerous is something we do every day:  Making a left turn. Studies of intersection wrecks show that making a right turn caused only 4% of collisions, but making a left turn caused a whopping 50% of intersection collisions. The reason has to …

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Eyetracker Device to Help Keep Drivers Awake

It won’t be in next year’s model cars, but there is a terrific new device that could become a built-in standard in the next few years. According to an article in ScienceDaily, German researchers have developed a system that tracks a driver’s eye movements. If the driver’s eyes close for too long, the device emits …

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"Booze It & Lose It" Safety Campaign Under Way

As a law firm that represents clients who have been severely injured by drunk drivers, HensonFuerst Attorneys is always happy to announce the start of the “Booze It & Lose It” crackdown against people who drink and drive. According to an article in the New Bern Sun Journal, the North Carolina Highway Patrol launched its …

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Visit "Tree of Life" in Raleigh for Heartfelt Remembrance

On Friday, December 3, 2010, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) presented the “Tree of Life,” a lighted memorial to those who lost their lives in North Carolina traffic wrecks in 2009. The “Tree of Life” is an evergreen decorated with 1,346 light—one light for each life snuffed out on the road. There are two …

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Allstate Insurance Slammed in Multi-State Review

It turns out that Allstate’s “good hands” are a little dirty. The New York State Insurance Department  announced that Allstate has agreed to pay New York $1.2 million as part of a $10 million regulatory settlement. In all, 45 states will share the settlement dollars. The agreement follows an 18-month targeted, multi-state examination of Allstate’s …

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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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