You thought you were lucky to walk away from the wreckage of your vehicle -- until you registered the pain in your head and the blood on your face. When you saw your reflection, you were shocked at just how badly battered you looked from facial injuries that you didn't even immediately register during the accident.
When you head out the door, you probably have a mental checklist of the things you need to take with you. Your phone, your car keys, your driver's license and your wallet are likely chief among them.
North Carolina is poised to make some big changes to the process that teens go through before they can get a driver's license. If House Bill 158 becomes law, teens in this state would be eligible to obtain their provisional, or Level Two, drivers' licenses without a road test. However, they would still need a road test before they can obtain a Level Three provisional license.
Have you ever seen another driver sail through an intersection when the light was already red? Have you ever slipped through an intersection yourself just as the light turned and reasoned that the light was more "pink" than red?
Motor vehicle accidents of any sort happen quickly -- far more quickly than most people can process. Once they're over, even the people involved in the wreck and the witnesses nearby may disagree on how events unfolded.
Distracted driving is thought to be behind about a quarter of all motor vehicle accidents. Distractions are also behind about 9% of crashes that involve some kind of fatality.
Even a minor car wreck can leave you feeling battered and bruised -- so the fact that one or both of your legs hurt after an accident is hardly surprising. You probably don't think it's anything serious.
North Carolina's weather has been pretty wild this year -- and that's led to plenty of problems on the roads. Late-winter storms in February sent sleet, snow and freezing rain all over the Carolinas, along with parts of Virginia and Georgia. The National Weather Service even felt compelled to issue warnings about the hazardous road conditions -- including black ice.
Modern vehicles are a marvel of technology and engineering -- but even the best of them wear down and need replacement parts from time to time.
When you're in a motor vehicle of any kind, you naturally rely on all of its various features to keep you safe -- including your vehicle's airbags.