May is Motorcycle Awareness Month here in North Carolina and around the rest of the United States. With that in mind, we want to talk about what riders can do to make themselves just a little bit safer while they're on the road.
If you're a resident of North Carolina or you happen to travel there frequently, you're probably well aware that springtime can be very windy and there are even tornados.
Did you know that if you're a man, your odds of surviving a car wreck without a serious injury are better than a woman's odds?
Car accidents are scary under any circumstances, but they're especially horrifying when your baby is in the car.
A North Carolina woman made national headlines following a hit-and-run "accident" that turned out not to be such an accident after all.
Winter weather has been particularly capricious this year -- at times skipping the northern states and hitting the western and southern states instead. Lately, states as far west as Missouri and Kansas and states as far south as Virginia and North Carolina have seen large amounts of ice and snow.
The slogan, "Seat belts save lives" is embedded deeply in the subconsciousness of many Americans. People generally have gotten better about buckling up than they once were -- thanks to aggressive advertising, safety education and (quite frankly) car features that remind them they should be wearing their safety restraints whenever a car is in motion.
"Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house" no longer applies to most Americans. These days, holiday travel usually takes families out of town -- and maybe out of state.
Unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death in the United States for people up to age 44. Although there are a few other major areas of concern, like poisonings and house fires, most of those injuries come in some form of vehicular accident. Over a million people are injured and over 32,000 people die each year from such accidents.
Seat belts in cars are designed to save lives -- and they're highly effective at it. Just the same, the force of your body jolting against a seat belt during an accident can end up hurting you -- and you may not even immediately realize that you're hurt.