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State fair halted after accident

North Carolina residents may understand how dangerous carnival rides can be. That message was reinforced on July 26 when one person was killed and seven others were injured at the Ohio state fair. According to authorities, the incident was reported at near 7:24 p.m., and authorities also said that three of those who were injured were in critical condition.

3 large sedans earn highest safety scores after crash testing

Car shoppers in North Carolina have many things to consider when picking out a vehicle, and safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety offer many insights. A vice president at the nonprofit that evaluates vehicles said that large sedans provide more protection to drivers and passengers than small cars.

Child fatalities in motor vehicle accidents

North Carolina parents who are concerned about the safety of their children on the road may be interested in the results of a recent study on motor vehicle accidents involving child fatalities. According to a joint study conducted by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Harvard University, auto accident fatalities in children under the age of 15 tend to occur more in the South. Crashes on rural roads as well as unused or improperly used restraints are common factors in the deaths.

Car accident deaths caused by distracted driving on the rise

Advances in technology have allowed for office-based businessmen to hit the road, parents to track the whereabouts of children and a wider choice in entertainment. However, advances have also resulted in an epidemic of distracted driving in North Carolina and across the country. According to some analysts, defensive driving basics are all undercut by technology that takes attention away from the road.

The effect of economic recession and recovery on driving fatalities in 2016

During the Great Recession and economic recovery, great improvements were made when it came to keeping roads and citizens safe from driving fatalities. However, per the National Safety Council, the number of traffic-related deaths hit 40,200 in 2016, which is up 6 percent from 37,757 in 2015. This is the highest number for a single year in almost the last decade. Before 2016, the highest number of fatalities hit was 41,000 in 2007.

How drowsy driving causes major accidents

Most people do not think of tiredness as risky. People who would never get behind the wheel after having a drink think nothing of driving when short on sleep. They would be surprised to learn that, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there is not much difference between these two behaviors.

North Carolina woman facing charges after school bus crash

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has reported that a woman has been charged with running a stop sign after hitting a school bus in Pitt County on Feb. 21. The accident caused a minor injury to an elementary school student. The incident occurred at the intersection of Staton House Road and Daughtridge Drive near Greenville at approximately 3:10 p.m.

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