Distracted Driving Accidents

NC Distracted Driving Laws

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There’s no doubt that our lives are now busier than ever. With so much technology at our fingertips, we are able to send and receive messages, check email, look at our bank account, or even order takeout. But with such freedom comes responsibility. Unfortunately, many people do not wait until they’re out of the car…

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April Raises Awareness of Distracted Driving

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Each day, car accidents caused by distracted driving kill more than nine Americans, and leave 100 more injured. For this reason, the National Safety Council (NSC) has declared April Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Observing Distracted Driving Awareness Month provides an opportunity to recognize the dangers of distracted driving and eliminate preventable deaths. The Insurance Institute…

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Proposed Ban on Cell Phone Use for Drivers Gains Support

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A newly proposed change to state law would prohibit drivers in North Carolina from using hand-held cell phones or other communication devices while behind the wheel. The full text of the pending bill is available here. Introduced in the House General Assembly by Representative Kevin Corbin, House Bill DRH10080-MW-37A—also known as Hands Free NC—seeks to…

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Stay Alert: Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® is Here

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On November 4th, Daylight Savings Time comes to an end in the U.S. At 2:00 a.m., clocks across most of the country will turn back one hour. For many, adjusting to the new time is difficult. Effects on the body include sleep loss and tiredness similar to jet lag. Fittingly, the end of Daylight Savings Time…

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Distracted driving continues to rise throughout the United States as more drivers turn to their phones while behind the wheel. In 2016, approximately 3,450 people were killed—and 391,000 were injured—in motor vehicle accidents related to distracted driving. To put distracted driving in perspective, consider that taking your eyes off the road for a mere five…

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This April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

In the United States distracted driving has become a rising epidemic. According to the NHTSA in 2015 alone 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in a motor vehicle accidents caused by a distracted driver. Whether someone is texting, checking email, changing music or talking and looking around, distracted driving can become deadly in…

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Over 40,000 People Died In Motor Vehicle Accidents in 2016

The National Safety Council recently released estimates that 40,200 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. It is the first time that more than 40,000 people died on U.S. roads in car crashes since before the Great Recession. Everyone needs to work together to reduce the number of annual traffic fatalities and injuries. Most…

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UNCW and AT&T Demonstrate the Dangers of Texting and Driving through Virtual Reality Experience

According to a recent study by AAA, almost 50% of teens admit to texting while driving. This dangerous habit not only puts the life of the driver at risk, but also jeopardizes the innocent lives of surrounding motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. In an effort to raise awareness on this deadly habit, AT&T teamed up with…

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Texting and Driving – Legal Ramifications

Recently, David Daggett spoke with ABC45’s Holly May about the legal ramifications of texting and driving as part of the ABC45 NO TEXT ZONE campaign. Daggett Shuler is a proud sponsor of the NO TEXT ZONE campaign. In addition to putting yourself and others in danger, there are legal ramifications involved in texting and driving….

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Distracted Driving: Tips for Teens

Texting and driving is a big problem with teenagers today. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, drivers below the age of 25 can be up to 3X more likely to read or text while driving. It was also found that when teens are passengers, they are far less likely to speak up if the…

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