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Learn the Facts About Distracted Driving in North Carolina

Distracted driving has been a problem on the roads long before the dawn of texting. It has, however, increased with the rising use of cell phones for navigation, entertainment and, of course, phone calls and texting. The majority of states have outlawed texting while driving, but many continue to multitask behind the wheel. Distracted driving… Read more »

A Guide to Planning Your Holiday Road Trip

If you’re one of the millions of families taking to the freeways this holiday season, you know what lies ahead: congested roads, cars stopped on the shoulder, standstill traffic. If you’re driving with children, you’re likely gearing up with queued-up movies and cartoons for entertainment, or toys to keep them distracted. You surely want to… Read more »

Traffic, distraction and a Holly Springs intersection

Susan Miller pulled over to the shoulder at Main Street and Ralph Stephens Road in Holly Springs and directed her phone’s camera at the intersection in front of her. Within mere seconds, she caught one driver after another running the newly installed two-way stop signs. Frankly, she wasn’t surprised. Miller had just been involved in… Read more »

Think You Know The Traffic Laws Of North Carolina?

We were chatting with a friend the other day and were startled to realize how little they knew about the traffic laws in NC. It got us thinking… perhaps there are other residents of the Tarheel state who could use a traffic law refresher. So, to help our good friend, as well as any other… Read more »

Wrong-Way Crashes in North Carolina are on the Rise

There was yet another wrong way driver-related crash on Monday in Durham, resulting in two fatalities and numerous injuries to those riding in an SUV involved in the incident. The reports of these wrong way crashes in North Carolina seem to be on the rise. According to a WRAL.com report, in the last 16 years… Read more »

I Was Involved In A Car Accident In The Snow. What Now?

North Carolina is finally thawing out the first snow of 2017, but not all NC drivers escaped the weekend unscathed. As of 7pm that Monday evening, the NC State Highway Patrol was reporting over 3,600 calls from distressed motorists. About one third of those calls were vehicle collisions and the rest involved cars sliding off… Read more »

Toyota Instructs Car Dealers to Cease Sales on Six Popular Models

Toyota has ordered North American car dealers to cease sales of six popular Toyota models with heated seats. The stop-sale order comes as a result of safety concerns regarding the soft material used beneath the seat covers. The fabric, which doesn’t meet flammability standards, is not manufactured to withstand flames at a certain rate. The… Read more »

Help Keep Children Safe On the Road

An alarming statistic from the National Highway Transit Safety Association: In 2011, each day, close to two children under the age of 13 were killed and 338 were injured as a result of motor vehicle crashes. That’s a huge number. And of those who died, more than a third were either not wearing seat belts… Read more »

Deadly Weekend on the Roads

A six year old girl, Ava Kendall, was killed in a car crash between Greenville and Falkland. The little girl was on her way to wedding, when a Jeep crossed the center line and crashed into the Honda in which she was riding. A sixteen year old from Raleigh died early Sunday morning when the… Read more »

Kids and Car Seats

Kids and Car Seats – Recommendations Change The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have both issued separate statements which are consistent with the message that a child is safest in a car while riding rear facing until the age of 2. This recommendation is a change from the previous… Read more »