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Auto Accidents

What Should You Do After an Accident?

October 11, 2018   |  
When you're involved in an accident, it can be very stressful. From speaking to the police to managing hospital bills, or even dealing with the insurance company afterward; it's all overwhelming and takes away from what's most important: your recovery. Unfortunately, this stress can lead to you making mistakes that...
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Should States Require Seatbelts On School Buses?

May 30, 2018   |  
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently made several recommendations aimed at increasing the safety of school buses. These recommendations came shortly after a school bus accident in New Jersey that led to two deaths and 40+ injuries. According to the NTSB, states should require new school buses to use...
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Charlotte Teen Dies While Trying to Catch a School Bus

April 3, 2018   |  
Authorities are still investigating a fatal accident that took the life of a Charlotte high school student. According to police, a 15-year-old sophomore was struck by an SUV while trying to run after a school bus she missed. Police believe the girl was struck by the SUV while trying to...
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Is It Time to “Pump the Brakes” on Self-Driving Cars?

March 21, 2018   |  
A crash involving a driverless SUV, operated by Uber, struck and killed a woman crossing a street in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday, March 18. Since the incident, numerous concerns have been voiced over the safety of these vehicles and whether or not they should become a part of our communities....
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Could GM’s Marketplace App Increase the Risk of a Car Accident?

January 2, 2018   |  
The National Safety Council (NSC) recently chastised General Motors over its new vehicle infotainment app. These apps are high-tech dashboard features on cars that display GPS, allow you to select music, or assist with parking. Some features are touchscreen while others are voice-activated. GM’s Marketplace app allows you to use...
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Thanksgiving Travel Results in Multiple North Carolina Car Accidents

December 4, 2017   |  
Thanksgiving is notorious for being a time of year where car and truck crashes are more likely to occur. Traffic density skyrockets around Thanksgiving as millions of people travel to visit family or friends. This year was no exception. There were multiple car accidents in North Carolina before, during and...
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Is This Common Safety Hazard in Your Vehicle?

November 22, 2017   |  
Millions of vehicles are currently under recall because they contain safety defects. A large percentage of recent recalls involve faulty Takata airbag inflators that have caused catastrophic injuries and deaths. There are also safety hazards in vehicles that may not be under recall. Seatback failures are a potential safety hazard...
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Should Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leaks Spark a Nationwide Recall?

October 25, 2017   |  
If you own a Ford Explorer made between 2011 and 2017, then you could be using a vehicle that may expose you to carbon monoxide. The Center for Auto Safety has called on Ford to issue a recall for 1.3 million Explorers sold since 2011 because the vehicles may leak...
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Are Anti-Distracted Driving Apps Available for Android Phones?

October 11, 2017   |  
Last week’s blog discussed a new anti-distracted driving app released with Apple’s iOS 11 update. The Do Not Disturb While Driving feature can automatically lock iPhones while people are driving and send automated replies to text messages. Apps for Android phones can perform similar functions. You can choose from several...
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Tips for Drivers to Avoid Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel

September 4, 2017   |  
Falling asleep while driving has become a big issue recently. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013, there were over 70,000 accidents, more than 40,000 injuries and approximately 800 deaths that were the result of drowsy driving. With numbers like that, it's crucial that drivers know...
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