It's summer vacation season, which means countless people across the country are taking road trips with their families to go to beaches, visit extended family or enjoy amusement parks. Unfortunately, not everyone who heads out for a drive will stay safe on the roads.
It’s the last week of the year and it leads to the very last holiday of 2018. Raleigh high school students are on their winter break and that means they might have the opportunity to engage in underage drinking.
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.