Do you feel safe walking around the roads and streets of North Carolina? If you don't, you have a lot in common with your neighbors. It often turns out that states and towns that rely more on cars for transportation are less accommodating for pedestrians, and the Tar Heel State is no exception.
It's easy enough to overlook a parking ticket or a minor speeding violation if you have the money to cover it, and you don't get points on your driver's license. Some people even pay speeding tickets when they are not sure they were guilty of the offense. But it is always a driver's right to fight traffic violations if they believe they were cited in error.
It is more important than ever to look out for motorcycles. North Carolina has seen record numbers of visitors appear on bikes, looking to enjoy the natural beauty and legendary hospitality of the Tar Heel State.
Exploring North Carolina behind the handlebars of a motorcycle is hard to beat. Whether you prefer casual cruises through Wilson or long treks on the Blue Ridge Parkway, you must take steps to stay safe on your bike. After all, in 2017, 141 motorcyclists died on North Carolina's roadways.
North Carolina holds its share of hazards for all types of drivers. Motorcyclists often find the winding roads in the Great Smoky Mountains challenging but risky. Tourists near the Outer Banks and Wrightsville Beach may happen upon a slow-moving local car. Truckers may punish nearby drivers due to excessive speed and difficulty stopping.