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April 2015 Archives

MAY IS BIKE MONTH

As the weather warms up, more and more bicyclists are sharing the road with motorists. Because bicycles are vehicles, bicyclists must obey the same traffic laws as other drivers, this includes DWI laws.  Bicyclists usually ride on the right side of the lane, but are entitled to use the full lane.

Driver charged after fatal accident on wet NC Highway 42

The loss of a family member is rarely easy for those left behind, but the experience is typically much worse when the death resulted from negligence on the part of another. One recent Johnston County accident has probably left one family in anguish and considering what the future holds.

What does North Carolina law say about texting and driving?

Every year many car accidents occur in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the rest of the county, as a result of distracted driving. Nowadays, one of the major reasons for such distractions is mobile phones, which most people have with them all the time. Receiving frequent texting and social media messages on mobile phones means that such people are often unable to put devices away when they are supposed to be concentrating on driving.

The right approach when handling truck accident cases

The scene that follows a tractor-trailer crash can be chaotic. Frequently, people injured in a truck accident require emergency care. At the same time, emergency crews are busy cleaning up the scene and law enforcement officials are investigating what happened and ensuring that they identify who may have been responsible. This situation is common everywhere, including in North Carolina.

Can train-truck coordination avert truck accidents?

Truck accidents, whether they occur in North Carolina or anywhere else in the nation, can be quite disastrous. A truck accident can injure or kill more people simply because of the truck's sheer size. In North Carolina, tractor-trailer and railroad accidents have, unfortunately, become far too common. Although the U.S. has rolled out a high-tech system to stop train-tractor crashes, it may still take five more years for that system to be implemented.

What are the steps for getting a CDL in North Carolina?

Residents of North Carolina understand that driving a commercial vehicle requires different skills than driving a non-commercial vehicle. Because of their sheer size, a commercial vehicle accident, delivery truck accident or a garbage truck accident is more likely to result in severe injuries, or even death, than a non-commercial vehicle accident.