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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.

The impact of speeding

Speeding motorists are a common problem on the streets of Raleigh. Although the effects of driving faster than the posted limit are well-known, many drivers choose to do it anyway. In 2015, 9,557 people died from car accidents caused by speeding motorists, states the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute. The blatant disregard for traffic signs, rules, road conditions and other motorists make the roads more dangerous for everyone.

5 noticeable signs that a driver is drunk

It is well-known fact that drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. The majority of alcohol-related crashes across the nation are caused by binge drinkers. Even people in Raleigh who socially drink are at risk of drunk driving if they do not allow enough time to pass before they get behind the wheel. Drunk driving accidents are usually avoidable. You should learn how to recognize the signs of intoxicated driving so you can take measures to keep you and your passengers safe.

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