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Motorcycle accidents on the rise along with the thermometer

Motorcycle accidents on the rise along with the thermometer
Year after year, there is a marked increase in the number of motorcycle accidents in the US. The percentage of motorcycle accidents tends to hit the peak during the warmer months because this is when most motorcyclists are on the road. When the weather is cold, even the most enthusiastic bikers are discouraged from riding because the roads can be more dangerous and the cold air is not as inviting.

New technologies may help prevent car accidents

New technologies may help prevent car accidents
Since summer of last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation, in conjunction with researchers at the University of Michigan, has been testing new technologies that allow cars to communicate with each other. The goal is to develop systems that help vehicles not only avoid traffic jams, but also prevent deadly car accidents.

Distraction and truck drivers – a deadly combination

Distraction and truck drivers – a deadly combination
Tractor-trailers are a common sight in Cabarrus County as they haul goods to their destinations. Truck drivers go through specialized training to learn how to maneuver these big rigs and deal with situations that could result in a truck accident. However, despite this education and emphasis on safety, truck drivers still engage in behavior that puts others' lives at risk.

North Carolina families want better commercial truck safety regulations

North Carolina families want better commercial truck safety regulations
According to the latest Department of Transportation data, trucking accidents that cause injury are becoming increasingly common. In 2009, there were approximately 51,000 large truck crashes that resulted in injury. By 2010, that number had crept up to 56,000, and it reached 60,000 in 2011. Final numbers have not yet been compiled for 2012 or 2013, but initial estimates indicate that the trend is likely to continue.

North Carolina loses out on federal money because of lax texting laws

North Carolina loses out on federal money because of lax texting laws
It is well known that texting behind the wheel can be dangerous; writing or reading an electronic message while driving can be seriously distracting, taking your eyes and mind off the road. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2011 alone, more than 387,000 Americans were injured in car accidents that involved a distracted driver.
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