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Five Reasons You Need To Wear A Seatbelt

September 11th, 2020

Thanks to aggressive public service campaigns and motor vehicle safety laws, wearing a seatbelt is second-nature for most American drivers in 2020. While it may seem common knowledge that a safety belt is necessary, there are still many people who underestimate the importance of every single passenger wearing their seatbelt every single time they are in a car, no matter how quick the trip is, no matter how deserted the roads are, and no matter how low the speed. man fastening his seatbelt

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3 Passengers Ejected Toddler Dies Driver Charged

January 31st, 2012

Stop sign and Fasten seat belt signA Greensboro car accident has left two people hospitalized, and a toddler has died as the result of his injuries following ejection from the vehicle. On Thursday morning, North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to an accident near the Alamance-Guilford line on I40/85. The driver of the vehicle, Sherika Chandler, lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway, and flipped several times before coming to its final stop off of the roadway. Witnesses to the crash believe the front end of … Read more

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Child Passenger Safety Week September 18 24 2011

September 7th, 2011

The Charlotte, North Carolina car accident attorneys at Auger & Auger remind you that North Carolina Law requires that drivers and all passengers of a motor vehicle wear seatbelts, and that children under the age of 8 must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared the week of September 18-24, 2011 as Child Passenger Safety Week. According to Seatcheck.org, up to 70% of car seats are not properly installed. … Read more

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4 Year Old In Critical Condition After Ejection From Vehicle

September 7th, 2011

A North Carolina car accident has left a child in critical condition after being ejected from a vehicle. Four year old Gilbert Garcia Torres was thrown from a vehicle Sunday morning when a Toyota Camry hit a Ford Explorer so hard that it came to a rest on its side, with the ejected child trapped beneath it. Bystanders were able to lift the SUV off the child.

Police are still investigating and trying to determine how the child was ejected. … Read more

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Child Passenger Safety Week

September 20th, 2010

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared the week of September 19 through 25, 2010 as Child Passenger Safety Week, and Saturday, September 25 as National Seat Check Saturday.

According to NHTSA, the leading cause of death of children between the ages 3 to 14 is car accidents. The car accident attorneys of Auger & Auger want your children to be safe and encourage you to bring your vehicle, car seat, and child for a child Read more

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Us Sees Big Decrease In Highway Deaths

September 9th, 2010

Our Charlotte North Carolina car accident attorneys continue to remind drivers to drive defensively and always wear seatbelts.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just released its finding on motor vehicle accidents that occurred in 2009. According to their study, traffic deaths in 2009 were at their lowest rate since 1950. Despite an increase over 2008 in the estimated miles driven annually, traffic related fatalities in 2009 were 1.13 deaths per 100 million miles driven compared to 1.26 … Read more

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Failure To Wear Seatbelts Can Be Deadly

August 11th, 2010

Seatbelt SkeletonAs Charlotte, North Carolina car accident attorneys, we want to remind you that failure to wear a seatbelt is not only a traffic violation in the State of North Carolina, but can result in serious injury or death.

South Carolina Highway Patrol reports that four people were killed in a car accident last night when their Saturn went through a red light and was hit by a Volkswagen. Two of the four Saturn passengers were ejected from the vehicle. … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Seatbelt

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