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Careful: Road construction work zones ahead

It is that time of the year again: temperatures are up, schoolkids are out (and so is the sun), and people are coming and going from Raleigh for summertime adventures. It is also normal at this time of the year to see road construction both in the city and on highways that lead to us.

Report: Motorists willing to trade data for safety

Raleigh news organizations have reported time and again that Americans have seen personal data stolen from websites, companies and organizations that they trusted. Companies such as Equifax, Yahoo, Uber, JP Morgan Chase, Sony, Sears, Panera Bread and many others have been hacked in recent years. Millions of credit card numbers and other sensitive data was stolen and then shared or sold online.

Study shows that seat belts reduce the risk for liver injuries

Every year in North Carolina and across the U.S., car collisions result in about 2 million emergency visits as well as tens of thousands of deaths. Those who survive crashes usually come away with injuries such as blunt abdominal trauma to the liver or spleen. While a bleeding spleen could be surgically removed as a last resort, the same cannot be done for the liver because it's so critical to life.

Despite new phone laws, distracted drivers increasing

Thirty percent of states in the United States ban hand-held cell phone use while driving, and 94 percent of the states, including North Carolina, ban texting while driving. Despite all of the legislation aimed at preventing distracted driving, studies show that phone use while driving is continuing to increase. This increase is evident in both how often drivers use their cell phones and the duration of time in which the phones are used.

Ride-sharing companies urged to do more about drowsy driving

Figures from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggest that drowsy drivers are involved in almost 900 motor vehicle accidents every day, and a position statement released on April 15 by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine could prompt Georgia residents to bear this in mind the next time they use a ride-sharing service like Lyft or Uber. The professional society is concerned about the work habits of the independent contractors employed by these companies who sometimes work multiple jobs and may not begin their shifts until they have already completed a full day of work.

Distracted driving leads to many car accident injuries

Many drivers in North Carolina are all too aware of the dangers of distracted driving. The consequences of this negligent driving behavior can be serious and deadly. In 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed due to distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tire maintenance tips for improved safety

Drivers in North Carolina probably know how important it is to have good tires on their vehicles. However, they may not know all the steps that they should take to maintain these components. Proper tire maintenance can help drivers avoid deadly collisions, especially when road conditions are wet.

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