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How Distracting Are your Children While Driving?

April 27, 2018   |  
The overall increase in car accidents in the United States has placed a spotlight on the issue of distracted driving. Too often there is a focus on teens or smartphones but there are many other distractions drivers have to deal with — like a parent tending to their child. Parents...
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Driving While Distracted? It Could Cost You.

April 12, 2018   |  
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recently declared April “Distracted Driving Awareness Month”. Unfortunately, distracted driving is a major public safety concern in our state causing more than 25,000 injuries and 152 deaths in 2017. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates over 800,000 vehicles are being operated by someone who...
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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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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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This New Apple iOS Feature May Save Your Life

October 2, 2017   |  
Apple recently rolled out its long-awaited iOS 11 operating system for iPhones and iPads. Unlike prior versions of its software, Apple has finally included a feature that may help prevent distracted driving. Do Not Disturb While Driving mode can detect when you are driving and lock your iPhone. Your iPhone’s...
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Do You Handle Distracted Driving Car Accidents?

July 28, 2017   |  
The Dangers of Driving Distracted Distracted driving car accidents are among the most serious types of collisions since drivers seldom have a chance to brake. Worse, these types of accidents have become more common. While phones are a leading cause of such accidents, passengers can also be deadly distractions. In...
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Is Distracted Driving to Blame for a Spike in Pedestrian Deaths in 2016?

The Governors Highway Safety Association recently released data revealing there was a spike in pedestrian deaths in 2016. There are varying reasons for this rise in pedestrian fatalities. One likely culprit is the combination of an improved economy and lower gas prices resulting in an increased number of vehicles on...
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Could Aggressive Speed Limit Enforcement Make Roads More Dangerous Due to Distractions?

November 11, 2016   |  
A routine part of law enforcement duties includes monitoring the speed of vehicles and ticketing those who are traveling above the posted speed limit. However, a new road safety study suggests that drivers checking their speed too often can create a dangerous distraction. The study, done by researchers at the...
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Is Distracted Driving to Blame for the Deadly I-95 Truck Accident?

October 20, 2016   |  
According to a WRAL-TV report, distracted driving could be to blame for a deadly I-95 truck accident that happened in Smithfield. The wreck, which early reports said occurred around 1:45 pm, happened about 1:30 pm on Wednesday, October 19. It was part of a series of crashes along a stretch...
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