North Carolina knows well how important military service is to the nation. Our state is home to some of the most prestigious and respected military installations anywhere, including Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station and Fort Bragg.
You can see them all over Raleigh: drivers paying attention to their phones rather than the roads, other vehicles and traffic signals. A new study says motor vehicle crashes caused by distracted drivers typically cause more severe injuries and fatalities than other wrecks.
Uber and Lyft can be cheaper and more convenient than a Raleigh taxi ride, but a new study suggests that the popular ride-sharing services might have a very negative impact on safety.
She has been in the hospital recovering from serious injuries sustained on a recent Sunday morning. Now that doctors have released her, the North Carolina woman has been arrested and charged with causing a motor vehicle crash that killed three people and caused critical injuries to several others.
It’s unlikely that as you drive around Raleigh you keep tabs on the demographics of distracted drivers you encounter. But a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll shows that the drivers most likely to drive while distracted are members of Generation X.
It’s a problem that stretches from Raleigh to Greenville and from Charlotte to Asheville and beyond. Texting while driving is a risky behavior that puts not only those drivers who engage in it in immediate danger of a violent motor vehicle collision, but their passengers and all the motorists with whom they share North Carolina’s streets, roads and highways.
As we enter the dog days of summer, the temperatures here in Raleigh are typically in the 80s and 90s. Sometimes even higher. A lot of residents head to the ocean in this last, hot stretch of summer or drive off for cooler climes.
School is out. Children are playing. The days are hot and the nights are warm. It’s summertime in Raleigh.
Which do you love more: your children or your phone? The answer is obvious to most Raleigh parents, of course, but the results of new research puts the obvious answer in doubt. According to a study recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics, about half of parents of young children talked on their phone while driving with their kids in the vehicle.
While most of us live in Raleigh because we love it, our home can be a long drive from some of America’s favorite destinations. While it’s just about two hours east to the coast, it’s a 12-hour drive to New York City, a 16-hour drive to New Orleans and a whopping 38-hour jaunt to get to the Grand Canyon. Of course, you can fly to those destinations and many, many others, cutting your driving time down to a commute to Raleigh-Durham International Airport.