The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has consistently warned drivers about the dangers of distracted driving such as talking or texting while operating a motor vehicle. It recently announced part of its proposed solution to the dangers caused by a distracted driver.
Several posts here have discussed car accidents in which a driver strikes a pedestrian either walking across a street or standing or walking alongside a road. In one of these cases, a child pedestrian thankfully escaped with broken bones. However, the people of the Raleigh, North Carolina, metro area know that pedestrian accidents can lead to severe injuries. In many accidents the person walking or riding a bicycle dies from the injuries.
An 11-year-old boy from the Raleigh metro area suffered a broken knee and lost a tooth after being struck by a teen driver who was also from Raleigh. The car accident victim was standing by the road waiting on his school bus when the accident occurred. The boy's mother was present and witnessed the incident.
Some of the pleasures of living in the south are four seasons, good food and southern hospitality. We naturally run at a different speed compared to the rest of the country: laid back and welcoming. We're courteous and polite to one another. Or are we?
A recent head-on collision in the Raleigh area left four children and three adults injured. emergency workers transported two adults, both of them drivers of the vehicles involved, and one child to a nearby hospital. Although the extent of the injuries wasn't reported initially, thankfully none of them appear to be life-threatening.
The unfortunate fact about car accidents is that the can occur no matter how fast you are driving, the distance you are driving or the type of vehicle you are driving in. No matter how cautious a driver is, this does not always protect a driver from a distracted, negligent or intoxicated driver. Therefore, many unsuspecting drivers are involved in serious and injuring causing collisions, altering his or her life tremendously.
The following scenario is all too common. You are crawling along at low speeds in rush hour traffic and take a quick glance at the driver next to you. Instead of looking at the road, they are looking down at their phone. Maybe you have even snuck a peek at your phone while driving. The fact is that drivers from all walks of life are using their mobile devices behind the wheel. While dangerous at any speed, distractions at higher speeds are more likely to cause catastrophic accidents.
A recent accident in the Raleigh area left two highway workers injured, one critically.
Each fall recent high school graduates head off to colleges located throughout the nation to continue their education. For many, academics are only part of the experience. Socially it is also an important time in a young person's life and some students opt to participate in fraternities and sororities. While there is no question that the organizations can positively impact the lives of those who participate, all too often there are reports of sorority or fraternity hazing in the news.
For many teenagers, getting a driver's license and having access to a car is a dream come true. It can provide young people in this age range with a new found freedom. While this change may be one of the most exciting things in the life of a teen, for many parents the feeling is the exact opposite. There is good reason for this since some of the activities kids this age engage in could lead to car accidents. These crashes could leave those involved with serious injuries.