NC 5th Worst State for Teen Drivers

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, North Carolina is the fifth worst state for young drivers.  A study from the NHTSA found that NC has the fifth most fatal car accidents involving teens 16-19 in the entire country.  Part of the problem is that teens in NC are much less likely to buckle…

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SC Launches Buckle-Up Program

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has teamed up with agencies in North Charleston, Goose Creek, Mount Pleasant, Charleston, and Charleston County to run a “Buckle Up” initiative through June 1.  The various police agencies across the state are participating in TV ads and educational outreach programs to encourage seat belt use. In 2006, 72% of…

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Study: 1 in 3 Va., Md. Drivers Texting

Maryland and Virginia rank 4th and 6th in the country, respectively, for drivers whose hands are not on the wheel.  More than 35% of drivers in both states have admitted to texting while driving.  The survey, conducted by Vlingo, a voice-recognition software company, says that 36% of Maryland drivers text and drive and 35.6% of…

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