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Daylight Saving Time Doubles Number of Car Accidents in North and South Carolina

November 5th, 2021

car driving in the dark

In the week that follows Daylight Saving Time, Carolina drivers must remain alert as roads become more dangerous.

This Sunday, November 7, Daylight Saving Time ends, which means we’ll get an extra hour of sleep. But before you get too excited about a little extra snooze time, you should know that Daylight Saving Time has a dark side.

When the clocks spring forward and fall back each year, it’s only by an hour, but research shows that it takes days Read more

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Urgent Warning Issued for Treadmills and Children

June 17th, 2021

Dozens of children have been injured and one killed by a popular at-home treadmill 

baby crawling on a treadmill To say the coronavirus pandemic has changed lives throughout the Carolinas would be an understatement. From remote work and school schedules to new ways to attend events and connect with others, COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on our day-to-day lives. While some lifestyle changes have been positive, one trend is raising concerns about child safety.

Children are being injured by treadmills at an alarming rate

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Car

May 3rd, 2021

How to keep your dog safe in a car

With changes to how we travel, many North Carolina and South Carolina residents are hitting the road with dogs as their copilots. Whether your plan is to hike and camp, explore back roads and under-the-radar towns, or visit family and friends, the promise of an adventure on the open road can be exciting not just for you but for your dog, too.

At Auger & Auger, our dogs are part of our family, and we take them everywhere! Whether it’s … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Safety Tips

Boating Stressors Increase Chances of Accident

April 1st, 2021

Family enjoying a boat rideKnowing the stressors involved with boating can help keep you safe on the water. Many people mistakenly think that boating is no different than driving. Unfortunately, they quickly find out that it is much different indeed. While driving great distances can encourage fatigue, there are more stressors on a boat than in a car such as:

Sun Glare

The sun bouncing off of the water and into your eyes is tiring. Think of driving into the sun for hours on … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Five Tips for Towing Riders

March 1st, 2021

Girl riding tube behind JetskiChances are that if you own any type of watercraft, you have friends and family begging you for a ride. Not just any ride, mind you, they want to be pulled behind your boat on a raft, skis, or board. You may be wary of towing a living and breathing human behind a powerful boat; however, when you follow these great tips, you can tow a rider like a pro.

  1. Talk Before the Ride

Talk to the person you will … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Common Cold-Weather Related Injuries

November 27th, 2020

After another particularly brutal summer, a lot of us are looking forward to the winter months — especially those of us who work outside, considering the Carolinas’ sub-tropical temperatures and mild winters. Working under the hot summer sun, the dangers of heatstroke or dehydration is always a threat, and sometimes it seems like you spend as much time drinking water as you do working. men working in the cold

But winter has its dangers for anyone who’ll be spending a lot of time in the Read more

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5 Signs You Are an Aggressive Driver

October 2nd, 2020

It’s easy to ignore the flaws in ourselves that we see in others. In fact, our brains often naturally do this as a form of confirmation bias. Sometimes, this phenomenon can lead to an innocent faux pas, such as leaving a gathering without saying goodbye to the host. Other times, it can lead to habits that put ourselves and others in danger, such as when we drive aggressively without even realizing it.

Recognizing aggressive driving in others is easy, Read more

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Deadly Car Accidents Continue Even with Fewer Cars on the Road

May 5th, 2020
cars-on-highway

If you are like many others, driving all the time is something you did before life changed when Covid-19 hit our country. Because so many people are either not working or working from home, traffic volume is way down across the United States. While the roads are far from empty, the number of cars on the road is down across the board, creating easier commutes and something you may not expect – no decline in fatal traffic accidents. With … Read more

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3 Reasons to Install a Dashcam in Your Car

January 17th, 2020

How using your smartphone as a dashcam can help protect you

smartphone-dashcam

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then video is priceless.

These days, everything is being recorded. With the ubiquity of smartphones, we have the ability to capture moments at a second’s notice. From social media to home security and even traffic lights, video technology is everywhere.

Enter dashcams. Even if you haven’t been following the hype surrounding dashcams here in the U.S., you’ve probably at least seen … Read more

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Seeking Medical Help After a Car Accident in North Carolina

February 18th, 2019

Seeking Medical Help after Car Accident After a car accident in Charlotte or elsewhere in North Carolina, your first step should be to make sure everyone is safe and try to move off the road if possible. Then, call 9-1-1 and specifically ask for an ambulance.

When the police come, they may take a statement from you and any other drivers involved. Meanwhile, paramedics can evaluate your injuries and let you know if you need to go to the hospital. If they say you do, don’t Read more

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