Supervised driving practice is as important as ever for teenage drivers in North Carolina, based on a study of all the states by AAA. Its Foundation for Traffic Safety has published research that indicates teen drivers are likelier to be involved in fatal crashes when they are carrying teenage passengers than when they are carrying older passengers. More than a million car accidents were reported in 2016 involving teenage drivers, and they caused more than 3,200 car accident deaths.
Drivers in North Carolina may be overly confident in the abilities of their car safety technology. This nationwide trend has been the subject of a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, and some of the statistics may be alarming. The study also raises questions about how drivers can adapt to a future with semi-autonomous vehicles.
The vehicle management and reimbursement platform Motus has released its 2018 Distracted Driving Report, and the results touch directly on the mobile workforce in North Carolina and across the U.S. The most crucial of its findings is that there is a link between the increase in car crashes among mobile workers and an increase in smartphone ownership.
Interactive, reality-based elements could do a lot to boost teen driver education courses. This is the conclusion of a Baylor University study, which analyzed the effect of a supplemental drivers' education program on teens' risk awareness and driving behavior. Parents of teens in North Carolina may want to learn more about the program.
Pedestrians in North Carolina may choose to walk for a number of reasons, including health, lack of a vehicle or even to reduce their carbon footprints. When an adult walks instead of drives to their destination, they will need to take care to remain safe while on the road.
Esurance and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety both claim that the Fourth of July, more than any other day, is the worst for deadly car crashes. Drivers in North Carolina will want to be careful if they intend on traveling during the upcoming holiday weekend. Nearly 200 highway deaths occur each year over the July Fourth weekend, and 40 percent of all highway deaths are caused by drunk drivers during this same time period.