For one reason or another, there are people who think it is okay to drink and drive. There are also those who make this mistake one time and end up paying for it dearly.
North Carolina motorists may be facing increased risk of car accidents caused by unlicensed teen drivers. Experts say that three fatal accidents caused by young drivers in recent years may be a harbinger of things to come due to future State cutbacks in teen driver training funding.
In a tragic story out of Cary, North Carolina, a 15-year-old girl was killed in a car accident on Sept 16. Now, the young driver of the vehicle she was in is facing charges in connection with her death.
Five people, including a 2-year-old child, were involved in a multiple vehicle accident on NC-42 West in Johnston County. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a pickup truck was hauling a trailer that was overloaded with construction material when it came loose. As a result, it struck an SUV that was carrying a woman and her young daughter.
It seems harmless -- a quick telephone call, a glance to look for a new text message, changing the radio station on the go -- but experts say all of these activities and many others contribute to America's proliferation of car accidents. Many people may disagree, saying that a seasoned and experienced driver knows how to multi-task behind the wheel, but what do the statistics say?
Car accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including trying to evade law enforcement officers. According to the Cornelius Police Department, a police pursuit ended in Huntersville, North Carolina, with a multi-vehicle accident.
North Carolina citizens beware. The state's Department of Transportation and the Governor's Highway Safety Patrol Program is planning to step-up its drunk driving enforcement through July 6 with the "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Independence Day is the perfect time to celebrate our country's freedom, but be forewarned that law enforcement officials will be watching the roads with extra vigilant attention.
The fact that car accidents are common throughout the state of North Carolina is not lost on most residents of the area. Even then, it is easy for some people to believe that nothing bad will ever happen to them.
Drunk and distracted driver car accidents get a lot of attention in the media, but sometimes a car accident is just that—an accident. Even though it's often difficult to find someone to blame for these kinds of car wrecks, it doesn't necessarily mean victims have no recourse. A crash scene investigator might be able to uncover a series of events or even detect the presence of defective automotive parts that might have led to the motor vehicle accident. If this is the case, victims may be able to pursue damages or compensation.
One of the nation's leading causes of personal injury or death is car accidents involving alcohol, especially during the summer months. As June is National Safety Month, it's a good time to think about improving driver safety, and a good way to do this is by not taking the wheel while impaired.