North Carolina has more miles of interstate highways than the average U.S. state. The area's size and position at the crossroads of the Eastern Seaboard make it particularly prone to truck traffic. Although most truck drivers are seasoned professionals with an eye for safety, accidents still happen.
Police officers, construction workers and many other professionals who put their lives and safety on the line at work struggle with the risks they encounter. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is often specifically designed to protect people and their senses from damage or destruction due to threats on the job.
Springtime has reached the Great Smoky Mountains and the beaches from the Outer Banks to Wilmington. That means one thing: more motorcycles on the road. Riders take advantage of North Carolina's many gorgeous byways once the weather becomes milder, and drivers need to be aware of the risks for striking them with cars or trucks.
Parking lots may seem safe, but anyone can lose control even in such a confined space. One Raleigh man recently drove 70 mph through a parking lot and careened into a river where he tragically lost his life. No one else sustained injuries, but in a parking lot, you never know what other cars or pedestrians may do.
Although North Carolina is not particularly dangerous for drivers, the state sees its share of car accidents. This is especially true when the warmer months of the year bring a wide variety of vehicles to the road, and people have to contend with negotiating space around each other.