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Charlotte North Carolina 3Rd Highest In Country For Drunk Driving

October 5th, 2010

Charlotte, North Carolina motorists are at a greater risk of getting into a car accident with a drunk driver than almost anywhere else in the country. This is according to a study conducted by Insurance.com.

Insurance.com looked at the 20 most populous cities in the United States and compared the number of alcohol-related driving convictions to the number of people in a given city. Charlotte had the 3rd highest number of drunk drivers, following San Diego, CA and … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

National Walk To School Day

October 1st, 2010

On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, thousands of Americans will participate in International Walk to School Day by walking or bicycling to school. This program, initiated in 1997, was originally intended to bring attention to the need for more walkable communities. Today, its effect is more far-reaching. It has helped bring more awareness to the Presidential Active Lifestyle Program by encouraging children to walk or bike to school. It also brings attention to the Safe Routes to School Program, which participates … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

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

Posted In: Car Accidents, Seatbelt

More People Dying In Motorcycle Accidents In North Carolina

September 17th, 2010

Motorcycle CrashedIn spite of a decrease in the number of car accidents in Charlotte, North Carolina and the fewest number of wrecks in the last 10 years, the number of people dying in motorcycle accidents in North Carolina has increased by 20%.

In effort to keep riders safe, Charlotte area motorcycle dealers, as well as those across the state, provide driver-safety training classes. Notwithstanding the availability of these safety training opportunities, the State of North Carolina does not require motorcycle riders … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Booze It & Lose It Nets Over 100000 Citations

September 10th, 2010

From August 20, 2010 thru September 6, 2010, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), through the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, implemented a program called “Booze It & Lose It.” During the labor day weekend, local police and state highway patrol arrested 3,297 drivers for driving while impaired. Mecklenburg County lead the way with 286 arrests for driving while impaired, followed by Wake County (215) and Robeson County (177).

During this program, 1,100 fugitives from justice were apprehended, and 113 … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

Charlotte North Carolina Car Accidents Down

September 10th, 2010

The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently issued its annual report on car crashes. The study found that there were 16,648 car accidents in Charlotte in the last year. This is the lowest number of reported collisions in Charlotte since 2000.

The study found the rate of pedestrian related crashes to remain relatively steady with 4.3 crashes per 10,000 people living in Charlotte, compared to 4.6 crashes per 10,000 people in 2000. The rate of bike wrecks, however, declined from … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

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

Posted In: Car Accidents, Seatbelt

Highway Patrol To Step Up Enforcement Prevent Car Accidents

September 3rd, 2010

With Labor Day weekend starting today, our Charlotte, North Carolina car accident lawyers ask that you take extra care in your travels this weekend. North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCHP) and local police, as well as South Carolina State Highway Patrol (SCHP) will be on the lookout this weekend for speeding drivers and drunk drivers.

NCHP is running its annual “Booze It & Lose It” campaign this weekend. Check points will be set up at various locations throughout the state … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

North Carolina Dog Owner Fined 2200 Dollars

August 26th, 2010

Angry DogSilvia Lugo, a recent North Carolina resident, now living in Elgin, IL, has been fined $2,200 by the City of Elgin and her two pitbulls have been declared “dangerous dogs.”

Lugo’s dogs became loose and chased a man lawfully walking his dog. That man happened to be Elgin mayor, Ed Schock. The animal control law in Elgin allows for a dog to be declared dangerous even if it doesn’t bite anyone. The law also allows owners to be fined $1,000 … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Truckers Beware Operation Road Watch Conducted In Mecklenburg August 24 26

August 24th, 2010

Speeding Semi TruckThe Charlotte, North Carolina truck accident lawyers at Auger & Auger are hopeful that Operation Road Watch yields successful results.

NC Highway Patrol (NCHP) announced that starting today, August 24, 2010, and running through August 26, 2010, “Operation Road Watch”will be in effect on I77 in Mecklenburg County. Troopers will be conducting safety inspections on commercial vehicles and will be on the lookout for motorists who are following too closely, speeding, and driving aggressively.

Last year, NCHP investigated 5,577 out … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Truck Accidents
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