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August 2018 Archives

Safe driving tips for the fall

Summer is almost over. Some North Carolina schools have already begun classes, and, believe it or not, the holidays will soon be here. That means there will be extra traffic on the road and an increased risk of getting into a car accident. However, by brushing up on some basic driving tips, people can have a safe and enjoyable autumn.

Understanding different types of spinal cord injuries

Millions of people sustain injuries in motor vehicle accidents every year. One of the most significant injuries a person can develop as a result is a spinal cord injury. This can lead to a number of effects on a person's life, including loss of movement, loss of sensation and exaggerated reflex reactions. 

Tips to help companies create safety programs

In 2016, there were an estimated 10,700 nonfatal employee injuries among highway workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ideally, North Carolina construction companies will have a safety plan to reduce the number of accidents that occur. This includes working with employees to mitigate as many risks as possible while on the job. Managers can convince workers to follow a plan by making safe decisions at the job site.

Teen drivers more likely to crash once they are licensed

North Carolina residents should know that according to the National Institutes for Health, car crashes are the leading cause of death for drivers aged 14 to 19. Some states believe that to reduce the crash risk for teens, they must lengthen the period between teens getting their learner's permits and driver's licenses. The results of a study that the NIH conducted with Virginia Tech University seem to back up this way of thinking.