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Cellphones can help document a serious accident

Serious accidents happen every day in North Carolina. Between three and four people die in motor vehicle crashes every day, and roughly 338 people are hurt every day, according to 2015 crash statistics. That means that you incur risk every time you decide to get into a car, whether you're driving or riding as a passenger.

Are deadly car crashes more likely to happen at night?

There are all sorts of dangers that can increase the chances of a motor vehicle accident proving deadly. For example, if a reckless driver reaches excessive speeds or is driving while severely impaired due to alcohol or drugs, the outcome may be devastating. If you are concerned about fatal accidents, there are other factors that you should think about, such as the time of day that you are on the road. If you have to drive at night on a regular basis, for work or any other reason, you should be vigilant and recognize the dangers.

How many pedestrians pass away in traffic accidents?

You might choose to walk for any number of reasons. For example, you may decide to walk to work because your car is in the shop. Or, perhaps you walk your children to school or simply enjoy getting some exercise. Unfortunately, some people who do these same activities lose their lives after being struck by a North Carolina driver. To make things worse, many of these pedestrian accidents never should have happened and only took place because a driver was intoxicated or failed to pay attention.

Crashes involving teenage drivers

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, many factors can affect victims, such as the extent of the damage and the severity of injuries that were sustained in the crash. For younger drivers, traffic collisions can upend their lives in various ways. For example, they may lose the ability to play a sport that they are very talented at or they may have a harder time getting to class each day. For parents, as well as teens, understanding some of the risks and always focusing on prevention is key.

Reviewing information on distracted driving

Motor vehicle accidents take place for diverse reasons, from intoxicated drivers to icy roads and speeding. That said, traffic collisions in Mecklenburg and other parts of North Carolina may also happen due to distracted drivers. When someone takes the eyes off of the road while operating a car, truck or any type of vehicle, they increase the chances of a potentially perilous outcome.

Reviewing various car crash causes

Each year, an alarming number of lives are lost and far more people sustain a debilitating injury due to motor vehicle accidents. Regrettably, these crashes will keep claiming lives in the months and years to come and they take place for many reasons. In order to help reduce the likelihood of an accident, drivers should always try to beware of potential dangers on roads in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and throughout the whole country.

Bicycle-vehicle accidents can cause major injuries

People choose to bike for a variety of reasons. For some people, commuting to school or work on a bike is the best way to work regular exercise into a busy schedule. In some neighborhoods, biking can help you bypass the worst bottlenecks for traffic, creating a faster and less frustrating commute.

New law could keep pets off drivers' laps in Asheville

You love taking your pet in the car, but you always make sure he's not in your lap or a distraction to you. There are different kinds of grating and devices designed to keep pets safe and out of the way during drives. Still, you see other drivers with pets in their laps all the time. It's dangerous, and that is changing in North Carolina.

The dangers of drowsy driving

Drivers in North Carolina may be negatively affected by several conditions when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. The use of alcohol or drugs will obviously impair a driver's ability to focus and respond to his or her surroundings. Even extreme emotions may affect concentration while driving. However, according to UCLA Health, another potentially dangerous condition while driving is drowsiness. Driving while sleepy is responsible for an estimated 100,000 accidents annually, and many experts agree that that number does not even encompass all probable cases. Drowsy driving may even result in the same behaviors as drunk driving, but it is not as easily identified.

Graduated driver’s license programs and safety

For many teenagers in North Carolina, turning 16 means access to transportation and freedom. To acquire a driver’s license at this age, certain state requirements must be met. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, a teen who is younger than 18 years old must first complete 12 months with a limited learner permit, and cannot have received a traffic citation in the previous six months.

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