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November 2016 Archives

Bad drivers by states

Many people travel to different states during the holiday period to visit family and friends, and with more cars on the road, the risk of accidents increase. A car insurance website has examined 2015 statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to create a ranking of the states with the worst drivers. North Carolina residents will be interested to learn that their southern neighbor, South Carolina, is third on the list. Texas and Louisiana are tied for first place.

How to increase your visibility as a biker to motorists

Motorcycle riders concentrate on seeing road hazards as a matter of course, but it is vitally important that bikers be seen by motorists as well. One way to become more visible is to wear bright colors, or at least a brightly colored vest or helmet. Many bikers, however, like to dress entirely in black, which of course makes them difficult for drivers to see, especially at night or in bad weather. However, there are ways for all motorcycle riders to become more visible, color preferences aside.

Obama has commuted over 1,000 prison sentences

Some people who are sitting in North Carolina prisons right now are there because they were convicted of non-violent drug offenses. In recent years, President Obama has been making an effort to reduce the prison sentences of many non-violent drug offenders. The Obama administration has so far commuted prison sentences for over 1,000 people who are being affected by what the White House called 'outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws."

Investigators say man accused in drug trafficking is TSA employee

A 28-year-old North Carolina man who was employed by the Transportation Security Agency is facing drug-related charges. While there is no evidence that he used the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, where he worked, in his drug trafficking, authorities say that he did use his TSA badge to throw off law enforcement suspicion as he traveled between various locations.

Man faces numerous heroin and other drug-related charges

Residents of New Hanover may be interested in a case that is unfolding in a county located well inland of their part of the southern North Carolina coastline. According to news reports, a Kernersville man was being held under a $700,000 secured bond on numerous heroin and other drug-related charges. He was in custody at the Forsyth County Detention Center.

Former NFL player indicted in drug case

Carolina Panthers fans most likely remember former player Greg Hardy, who spent five seasons with the team. Hardy was pulled over for a traffic stop in Texas on Sept. 26, and officers found a baggie in his vehicle that Hardy denied knowing anything about. It was later found to contain .7 grams of cocaine. This resulted in a felony drug charge and the possibility of up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Aggressive driving brings increased accident risk

North Carolina motorists who drive aggressively place themselves and others around them at a heightened risk of being involved in traffic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, aggressive driving occurs when a driver commits several traffic offenses in a way that endangers the lives or property of others.

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