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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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New Recommendations for Keeping Kids Safe in Cars

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new recommendations about the best ways to keep children safe in vehicles. The kids may not like the changes, but the goal is fewer injuries in the event of a crash. The policy statement was published in an online article of the medical journal Pediatrics. For maximum safety, …

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Toyota Recalls a New Batch of 2.17 Million Cars

Toyota Motor Corp. announced today that it is recalling more than 2 million vehicles in the United States to fix issues with accelerator pedals that can become jammed under floor matsor in the vehicle’s carpeting. According to USA Today, the specific models affected are: Lexus GS. About 20,000 2006 and early 2007 Lexus GS 300 …

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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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"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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Recovering from Brain Injury to Help Others

We don’t get many opportunities to write uplifting stories about traumatic brain injury (TBI), so when we found a story filled with hope, we just had to share it with you. This comes from CBS New York. As a rehabilitation counselor at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey, Matthew Peltz helps children who have suffered brain …

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Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages "Unsafe"

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to companies that market malt alcohol beverages with added caffeine that the combination of caffeine and alcohol is “unsafe,” and that the government may take further action…possibly including seizure of their products. The targeted products include: Core High Gravity HG Core High Gravity HG …

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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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