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June 2016 Archives

Tips for beginning motorcyclists to avoid motorcycle accidents

Just as in the case of learning to drive a car, a resident of Cary, North Carolina, who wants to learn to ride a motorcycle may at first not know much about how exactly to use the bike safely. For such people, there are several basic pointers that may reduce the possibility of a motorcycle accident.

Pedestrians can take steps for safety

A 'pedextrian' is someone who texts while they are walking, with no apparent knowledge of the world going on around them. While everyone is aware of the danger in distracted driving, distracted walking is dangerous too.

Getting tough on truckers who text and cause truck accidents

As last week's post discussed, truck drivers who are using North Carolina's roadways to haul goods in interstate commerce are prohibited under federal regulations form texting while driving. "Texting" is broadly defined to include just about any use of a computer or phone keypad. Moreover, if drivers want to use a cell phone, they must use a hands free device.

Federal rules limit truck driver cell phone use, texting

Last week's post discussed a tragic accident where a North Carolina resident died on account of a distracted driver. Unfortunately, this accident was not the first time that a distracted driver on North Carolina's roadways has left a person seriously injured or dead, nor is it likely to be the last.

Police allege driver negligence following deadly US-64 crash

A driver has been charged with texting while driving after a serious accident in Wake County, North Carolina, left a woman dead and the woman's teenage daughter seriously injured. Additional allegations may be filed against the driver at a later time. The victims were from Wake County, which most know includes both Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina.

What is a safe following distance when behind a motorcycle?

As this blog has stated previously, motorcycles do not operate in exactly the same way as other vehicles on North Carolina's highways. Aside from being smaller, they also maneuver differently and require some special handling, since, after all, they have some features more common to bicycles than to cars. Other motorists on the roads of Raleigh thus need to take extra care around motorcycles.

What is loss of consortium?

The loss of a loved one because of a car accident caused by a negligent driver is always hard on a North Carolina family. In particular, a victim's surviving spouse may spend a lifetime recovering from the emotional trauma of losing his or her soul mate to an accident that was preventable.