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Top 12 Causes of Car Accidents

March 12th, 2021

AccidentWhen you are involved in a car accident, you experience consequences beyond a damaged vehicle. You may experience temporary or permanent injuries, a loss of income, or any number of unexpected, frustrating consequences.

While many causes of car accidents seem obvious, this list is aimed at all drivers, new and experienced. Whether you just got your license or have been driving for decades, this list serves as a reminder to the causes of accidents and how you can avoid causing … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving

DON’T Drive Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

March 4th, 2019

Don’t Drive if you are Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs!

  • N.C. statutes say that you’re still DWI even if your Rx was legal
  • 11% of drug-impaired drivers in fatal accidents tested positive for opioids
  • Half of older adults say they take multiple prescriptions yet still drive

don't drive while using prescription pills Many North Carolina drivers have the false impression that they can legally drive after taking drugs so long as those drugs were legally prescribed. In fact, North Carolina DWI law dictates that driving Read more

Posted In: Auger and Auger, Car Accidents, Dangerous Drugs, Drunk Driving

Comparing Charlotte NC’s Car Accident Stats to the Rest of the State?

January 7th, 2019
  • Charlotte’s Mecklenburg County ranks #1 in overall car accident fatalities as well as DUI-related deaths
  • Mecklenburg County has a high rate of deaths related to people not wearing proper restraints
  • Efforts by the city, county, and state intend to reduce these deaths by enforcing laws while also educating drivers of these risks

In terms of overall traffic-related fatalities, Charlotte, North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County ranks first — or last, depending on how you look at it. The most populous county in Read more

Posted In: Auger and Auger, Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving, In the Community

Party for the Big Game? Do It Safely

January 30th, 2017

Football game The Panthers may not be in the biggest football game of the year, but that likely isn’t going to stop you from watching. Maybe you are that person that only watches the Big Game for the commercials. No matter — it’s still fun to celebrate. Whether you are hosting a party or attending one, you need to do so with safety in mind. Here are ways to ensure that you aren’t dealing with a civil lawsuit, an injury or … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driving

Victims of DUI Accidents Have Rights

October 31st, 2016

driver-making-phone-call-after-traffic-accident Every year, more than 10,000 people die in drunk driving and drug-related car accidents. Hundreds of thousands more people suffer injuries. Unfortunately, many of these injuries are life-altering. People who survive these crashes may spend the remainder of their lives disabled or disfigured. The things they were able to do before the crash are impossible to do after. Some who survive require medical care for the rest of their lives.

What follows a DUI accident can be as traumatic, or … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driving

Driverless Cars Reduce DUIs

June 10th, 2015

16467802971_f7f8b31a4c_z Driverless cars will soon be coming to a market near you. Do you think that statement is false? Think again. The technology is there, even if the interest of the masses isn’t. But what will driverless cars mean for America? Sweeping changes could be the answer to that question. Here is what we may be able to expect.

Fewer Accidents

Without humans behind the wheel, much of the risk factor involved in driving is eliminated. Estimates of just how many … Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving, In The News

MADD Unveils New Victim Support Services

April 27th, 2015

group of volunteers provide support for victims of drunk drivingMADD fights tirelessly for the rights of victims and their families. The group not only fights to ensure that the rights of victims are protected, but that victims and their families have adequate access to support services. MADD currently has more than 1,000 advocated across the country who are trained to provide support for victims of drugged or drunk driving.

Volunteers staff a 24-hour help line that provides victims with support any time of day or night. The group promises … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driving, In The News

MADD Supports Ignition Interlock in NC

April 17th, 2015

Three Senators in North Carolina have introduced legislation that would expand current interlock ignition laws to include all people convicted of drunk driving.

In the state, current law requires the installation of interlock ignition devices for repeat offenders, those who refuse to take a chemical alcohol test, and anyone who has a BAC of greater than 0.15.

SB 619, proposed by Senators Josh Stein, Bill Rabon, and E.S. Newton would strengthen the current law. All drunk driving offenders with a … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driving, In The News

Who Is Being Targeted by Charlotte Checkpoints?

March 25th, 2015

DWI checkpointCHARLOTTE, N.C. – If you live in Charlotte or any of the surrounding areas, chances are high that you have seen the flashing lights of a DWI checkpoint. These targeted areas of enforcement are put in place to get drunk drivers off of the street and they do just that. But who is being targeted by these checkpoints?

Channel 9 recently took a closer look at DWI checkpoints in the city of Charlotte held by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police from 2013 … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driver, Drunk Driving

Learn About MADD’s Victim Services

February 20th, 2015

North CarolinaAuger & Auger are proud supporters of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and their efforts to eradicate drunk driving across the state of North Carolina and the nation. We stand behind MADD’s efforts to support victims of drunk drivers in a way that only the group can do.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of a drunk driver, MADD can offer support to you and your whole family in a variety of ways.

Victim Compensation

Victim … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driving

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