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Wilmington isn't North Carolina’s largest city, but it ranks high for bike-vehicle crashes

In North Carolina, the city of Wilmington is seven times smaller than Charlotte. It is four times smaller than Raleigh. But it competes with both larger cities in one sad stat — bicycle crashes. Crash information compiled by the state of North Carolina since 2000 showed Wilmington ranked third, with 1,082 bike crashes, according to WHQR. Only Charlotte (population 859,035) with 2,125 bike crashes and Raleigh (population 464,758) with 1,580 bike crashes topped the number of bike crashes in Wilmington (population ...

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Traffic fatalities have decreased nationwide, but not in North Carolina

From 2017-2018, the United States saw a 2.4 percent drop in traffic fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that the first half 0f 2019 will show a further decline of 3.4 percent. This sounds like great news, right? Not if you live in North Carolina. Here's why. Rise in traffic fatalities across North Carolina While the U.S. has had an overall decrease in the number of traffic fatalities in 2018, North Carolina had a 3.3 percent ...

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Can drivers rely on automated lane-centering technology? Not entirely, according to one recent study.

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are becoming increasingly more prevalent in cars. According to AAA, they now come standard in about 93 percent of all new vehicles. They are capable of preventing crashes caused by human error by using sensors to detect forward-collision risks, as well as blind-spot crash risks. They can also: Automatically apply the brakes to either regulate following distance or prevent a collision entirely Emit a sound to alert drivers of a possible crash risk Correct a ...

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New research says that fatal crashes caused by red light runners are at a 10-year high

Drivers who run red lights were responsible for 939 traffic fatalities in 2017, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. That amounts to more than two deaths per day and marks a 28 percent increase since 2012. Fatal intersection crashes caused by red light runners make up roughly 28 percent of all fatal crashes. Those killed in these crashes include: Passengers or occupants of other vehicles — nearly 50% The driver who ran a red light — more than 35% ...

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Wilmington attorney discusses the dangerous habits drivers engage in without realizing it

Very few drivers ever think about ways they can refresh and improve upon their skills behind the wheel. Getting to and from our destination is often a top priority, and our fast-paced culture encourages us to sacrifice safety for speed. Many adult drivers have become comfortable with this type of behavior. They've been doing it for so long, it has become second nature. What's worse, when motorists become too comfortable and confident in their driving abilities, they may engage ...

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Wilmington Attorney On Best Ideas to Avoid Teen Driver Crashes During 100 Deadliest Days

We’re still in the midst of the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers – which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This is the time of year when fatal crashes involving teen drivers spike. While many factors are involved in crashes involving teen drivers, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has identified the three primary causes – speeding, distracted driving, and impaired driving. Speeding is the most common factor Speeding was found to be the most common factor and ...

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What To Do After A Car Accident — A Checklist

Among the steps to take after being involved in a car crash, this one — after checking whether anyone needs medical attention — is vital: never admit you’re at fault. “Never admit responsibility” leads a checklist of steps to take after a crash, according to the financial advice website the balance. Your policy with an insurance company is a contract. That contract states that you must not assume responsibility or liability under the circumstances of a crash that just ...

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AAA urges U.S. to bring headlight standards out of the dark ages

Permitting headlight technology already in use in Canada and Europe could make night driving safer in America, according to a new AAA study. A story on the AAA NewsRoom website said the technology known as adaptive driving beam (ADB) headlights is the first real solution to providing more light for drivers at night. AAA supports changes in the law to allow such headlights to be used by U.S. drivers. The ADB headlights—also called smart headlights—shine as brightly as traditional ...

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Best ideas to avoid motorcycle accidents this riding season

Many residents of greater-Wilmington ride motorcycles as a hobby and lifestyle. Some simply prefer them as a mode of transportation. Since the warmer weather has arrived, motorcyclists are dusting off their bikes and taking to the open road. Whether you’re an experienced or novice rider, you can never possess enough practical knowledge and experience. There are simply too many other drivers who often fail to consider the safety of motorcyclists. Speeding, distracted driving, reckless driving, and impaired driving are ...

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Best ideas to avoid accident caused by texting and smartphones

State legislators in North Carolina are considering a crackdown on smartphone use and driving with a plan to ban the hand-held use of such devices on the road. Fines up to $200 and insurance point penalties would be imposed under the bill from North Carolina lawmakers to crack down on smartphone use and driving. The bill excludes seizure or forfeiture of the wireless device, according to the Mooresville Tribune. The proposal is known as House Bill 144 in the ...

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Since the day I agreed to be represented by Rich at Flexner Law Firm I had confidence that my personal injury case would be handled with utmost respect and knowledge of the law. I got all that plus some. So I'll close by saying this, Flexner Law Firm and Associates are my heroes. They fought hard for my rights and we won.