Driving Safety

New Studies Show Automated Car Systems Are Confusing Drivers

self-driving car July 29th, 2019

Technology is rapidly advancing every day and the car industry is no exception. From lane and speed maintenance to self-parallel parking, automation is beginning to greatly infiltrate the automotive industry. But while it may seem like these new added features make driving much safer, two new IIHS studies show just the opposite. One study demonstrates…

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Have a Safe 4th of July By Practicing Safe Driving

Car ready for a road trip July 2nd, 2019

The 4th of July holiday is fast approaching. For many of us, a long Independence Day weekend means summer travel plans—and long hours spent behind the wheel. With this in mind, the team of personal injury attorneys at Daggett Shuler Law wish you safe travels and a happy holiday. North Carolina Statistics The North Carolina…

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Wake Forest Baptist Health, Daggett Shuler Safe Sober Prom Night Present Teen Road Safety Day

David Daggett and teen with SSPN shirt April 5th, 2019

On April 3rd, Brenner Children’s Hospital—a division of Wake Forest Baptist Health—once again joined forces with Daggett Shuler Law and our Safe Sober Prom Night program to keep our children protected. For the second year, the Childress Institute of Pediatric Trauma presented Teen Road Safety Day at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina….

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April Raises Awareness of Distracted Driving

distracted driver April 1st, 2019

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

Texting and driving March 7th, 2019

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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Utah’s Strict New DUI Laws: The Shape of Things to Come?

DUI Checkpoint Sign January 21st, 2019

After passing a new law in December 2018, Utah now has the strictest restrictions on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the United States. A detailed article on the new laws now in effect appears here. The New Standard On December 30th, the new law lowered the legal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) for legal driving…

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Running Red Lights: Not Worth the Risk

Red traffic lights January 2nd, 2019

The hectic pace of modern life brings multiple distractions, as well as a sense of urgency behind the wheel. At Daggett Shuler Law, we see the tragic consequences of distracted driving, drunk driving, and other traffic accidents every day. That is why we encourage safe driving and urge drivers to obey traffic signs and signals…

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Holiday Party Tips from Daggett Shuler Law

People toasting December 10th, 2018

With Thanksgiving behind us and New Year’s on the horizon, the holiday season is in full swing. For most of us, that means celebrations with family and friends. For some, however, it could also mean overindulgence. Daggett Shuler Law offers some useful tips to help you enjoy the season safely and responsibly. ‘Tis the Season…

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Stay Alert: Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® is Here

tired driver November 5th, 2018

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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October 21-27 is National Teen Driver Safety Week

Student Driver October 22nd, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are the primary cause of death for adolescents with over 5,000 teenage lives lost each year. In fact, drivers aged 16-19 suffer four times more fatal crashes than drivers aged 25-69. This fact led Congress to declare the third week in October as…

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