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Signs of dangerous stairs

One of the most high-traffic areas in any home is the stairway. The same, to a degree, goes for hotels, office buildings, restaurants and other buildings. The stairs see consistent traffic in a way that can wear them out faster than other areas of flooring.

Where are a truck's blind spots?

Sharing the road with semitrucks is necessary, but it's also dangerous. Most passenger cars are a mere fraction of the size and weight, so they can get obliterated in an accident between the two vehicles. Those in cars face far more danger than semi drivers in these crashes.

Fancy cars are less likely to stop at crosswalks

North Carolina pedestrians may wish to take note of the cars passing through when they are trying to walk through a crosswalk. This is because there are various factors that may dictate whether the driver stops and yields including the value of the car. In other words, the driver of the expensive luxury car may be more likely to plow through the crosswalk when someone is waiting to cross.

North Carolina drivers should know how to avoid car accidents

Motor vehicle accidents occur every day across the country, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety wants drivers to understand that there are ways to avoid some of the most frequent crash types. Drivers need to be aware that modern technology can assist as great tools in newer vehicles, but there are also several easy-to-implement practices that will assist drivers with overall safer vehicle operations.

Drivers combining hands-free cell use with other distractions

Drivers in North Carolina and across the nation use hands-free devices in order to talk on their cellphones while driving. While some may feel like this makes driving safer, data actually shows the opposite to be true. It seems that when a person uses a hands-free cellphone while driving, he or she is likely to engage in other risky behaviors at the same time.

Truck collisions: the five most frequent causes

Collisions between big rigs and passenger vehicles are all too common in North Carolina, and their causes can be divided roughly into five categories. The first and most widespread is, of course, driver error. Both truckers and passenger vehicle drivers can cause a crash by being drowsy, drunk, drugged or distracted behind the wheel. However, 81% of truck crashes involving driver error are caused by passenger vehicle drivers.

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