A recent three-vehicle crash near Zebulon, N.C., has injured four people and raised the possibility that the driver who caused the accident was incapacitated by a medical condition. The exact sequence of events in the three-car accident is not entirely clear, but the statements of witnesses have given police enough significant information that they have been able to untangle the chronology of the accident.
No one ever expects today will be the day that they will be involved in a car accident. An irresponsible driver, though, can change a person's life in a matter of seconds. It is important that in these situations, an injured North Carolina resident has an attorney on their side.
North Carolina drivers know the importance of safe driving. Unfortunately, many families are affected each year by a serious car accident. One of the major contributors to car accidents in North Carolina and across the country is distracted driving.
Cary drivers don't ever expect they will be in a car accident. A car accident occurs in the blink of an eye and will happen to almost every driver during their driving career. Most car accidents are minor fender-benders, but serious accidents do occur.
Many North Carolina families have been affected by drunk driving. Driving after drinking is a mistake that cost thousands of lives each year. These accidents are completely preventable and only happen because a driver makes the mistake of driving after they have been drinking.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety used to refer to June through early September as the summer driving season. More teenage drivers in North Carolina and nationwide combined with distracted driving has compelled the organization to now designate the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the "100 deadliest days." One of the major causes of this designation is distracted driving such as talking or texting.
North Carolina drivers and passengers face multiple risks from a driver who is speeding, drunk driving or talking or texting. Car accident dangers are also posed by non-human threats posed by road debris.
North Carolina drivers are ranked second in the country in making abrupt turns, according to a recent report by the online insurance marketplace Everquote on driving habits and their role in car accidents. The report gave North Carolina an average rank 12.8 among all the states on unsafe driving habits.
A distracted driver played a part in 54,279 car accidents in North Carolina in 2016, in which 177 people were killed and 26,999 injured. The Brian Garlock Act, named after a distracted driving car accident victim, was introduced in the state legislature to prevent these crashes.
Drivers may experience a so-called "hangover effect," where their brain remains distracted for up to 27 seconds after talking or texting, according to a study prepared by the AAA Foundation for Traffic & Safety. Accordingly, distracted driving is joining other reckless conduct like drunk driving and speeding as the cause of many traffic accident deaths and injuries.