Insurance companies may play a critical role in the ongoing campaign to make America's roads safer - especially when it comes to deadly truck accidents.
North Carolina drivers might be more aware of the dangers of texting and driving, but studies show that they and motorists throughout the country might be using their phones more for gaming and social media while they drive. All of these can be dangerous distractions.
North Carolina motorists may be surprised to learn that an estimated 5,000 people died in 2015 around the country as a result of drowsy driving. People who drive while sleep-deprived are more likely to cause accidents as their reaction times are slower and they may not be paying attention to what is going on in front of them or next to them.
Over the past several decades, North Carolina and the rest of the United States has worked to reduce the traffic fatality rates. While progress has been made, data shows that the U.S. still lags behind other high-income countries.
To many, the Memorial Day weekend holiday is the gateway to summer. It is a time like no other for many high-school kids, college grads (and those in college) because they are able to spend much more time with friends and travel.
Traffic accident fatalities in North Carolina during the first six months of 2015 were 19 percent higher than during the same period in 2014 according to a report released by the National Safety Council. The nonprofit group studied federal accident data to compare the first six months of 2015 with the first six months of 2014, and it concluded that improving economic conditions and an increase in reckless behavior contributed to a 14 percent increase in fatalities and a 30 percent increase in serious injuries across the country.
We hope our readers had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. While this is what people generally strive for, accidents unfortunately happen. In some car crashes, it is obvious who was at fault. In others, it could be a coin flip.
Memorial Day weekend is a good time to shop for a car. Sales abound not only because of the holiday, but also because dealers want to make sure they meet their monthly sales goals. And the last weekend of the month is an ideal time.
With Memorial Day weekend coming, the unofficial gateway to summer will be upon us. This means that plenty of people across North Carolina will likely head to their favorite mountain or beach resort. With all holiday weekends, it is likely that there will be more people on the road than usual on Friday to kick off the weekend, and on Monday as people return home. This ostensibly increases the chances chances for a car or motorcycle accident.
North Carolina residents may be aware that the world is experiencing the advent of self-driving cars. Although the use of such vehicles may seem exciting, there are issues that must be taken into consideration.