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July 2016 Archives

Just how dangerous is Pokemon Go for motorists?

In recognition of the danger posed by distracted driving, lawmakers here in North Carolina have passed a series of laws designed to keep motorists safe on the roads and highways. Indeed, it is illegal for both bus drivers and novice drivers (i.e., those under 18) to use a cell phone in any capacity, and illegal for all drivers to either send or read texts or emails while behind the wheel.

What North Carolina bicyclists should know about the law

As we discussed in a recent post, more and more people are utilizing alternative forms of transportation owing to everything from an urge to reduce their carbon footprint to an urge to reduce their monthly insurance bills. Indeed, one form of alternative transportation that is among the most accessible and the most popular in North Carolina is the bicycle.

Understanding North Carolina's drug possession laws

Whether you are a college student caught with a small bag of cocaine in your pocket or a working adult caught with a few pills for which you don't have a valid prescription, it can be truly unsettling to be charged with drug possession. Suddenly, you are wondering whether your temporary lapse in judgment will result in time behind bars and have a potentially ruinous effect on your future.

New impaired boating law in North Carolina

If the idea of spending a relaxing day on the lake enjoying a few cold ones with friends is your kind of fun, you might want to reconsider your choice of leisure activity. Boating is still fine, of course, but if you do so while impaired, you could be facing harsher penalties in North Carolina if caught.

Not so fast: State law now requires all moped drivers to be insured

Over the last few years, many people here in North Carolina have eschewed more traditional modes of transportation -- cars, trucks, SUVs -- in favor of their smaller and decidedly more efficient counterparts -- motorcycles, bicycles, buses. While the reasons for taking this step vary, with some people citing environmental concerns, others citing financial incentives and still others citing health benefits, it's safe to say that we're going to see this trend continue.

New law expands access to opioid overdose antidote

There is no disputing that North Carolina, much like every other state, has seen abuse of both heroin and prescription opioids take a truly astounding toll on public health. Indeed, statistics from the state Department of Health and Human Services reveal that over 1,000 people lose their lives to heroin or prescription opioid overdoses every year, while fatal overdoses involving these substances have increased by over 320 percent from 1999 to 2014.

Drivers urged to minimize distractions over Fourth of July weekend

With the Fourth of July weekend finally here, traffic levels are going to be consistently high, as people make their way to visit family and friends in town, or travel to more distant locations for some much-needed rest and relaxation. In fact, many experts are predicting a record number of drivers on the roads and highways given the favorable prices at the pump.

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