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Three Common Mistakes Made by Teen Drivers

Compared with middle-aged driver, teen drivers are 10 times more likely to be involved in a car wreck. There have been lots of theories why, but now we know the actual reasons. Researchers analyzed  information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 795 serious crashes involving drivers who where 15 to 18 years old. …

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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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"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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"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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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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Trial Begins for Doctor Charged in Ballerina's Death

This is a story everyone remembers. On September 11, 2009, Dr. Raymond Cook went drinking…then drank some more…then got behind the wheel and caused the wreck that killed Elena Bright Shapiro, a promising ballerina with the Carolina Ballet. According to an article on WRAL.com, Cook’s trial begins today. Raleigh police said Cook, of 10516 Beckridge …

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Impaired Monroe Man Kills After Six "Second Chances"

This is the kind of story that makes you want to stay off the roads, build more prisons, and require mandatory severe sentencing for DWI offenders. According to the online edition of the News & Observer, Monroe resident Kevin Ohagan fled a traffic stop just after midnight on Sunday (October 24, 2010) and minutes later …

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