That quick "be there soon" or "grab milk" text you send while driving down an empty neighborhood road, at a red light, or even while sitting completely still in traffic, can cost you. Any driver of a motor vehicle in North Carolina is banned from texting-no exceptions. It is considered a primary offense, meaning that a police officer doesn't need to see any other violation going on to pull you over. They can pull you over then and there based only on seeing you texting in the car.
Distracted driving, especially having to do with cellphones and texting, is one of the top causes for car accidents in North Carolina. Doctors have noticed a pronounced spike in accidents involving distracted driving, leading them to dub the summer months as "trauma season." In North Carolina, texting while driving is completely banned and cellphone use is restricted for novice drivers in hopes of preventing car accidents.
A 64-year-old Castle Hayne woman was tragically killed in a car accident on the afternoon of March 15 at about 2:30 p.m. The woman was driving a sedan and was turning off of an Interstate 140 ramp onto Castle Hayne Road when she was struck by a pickup, which was said to have run a red light. The truck slammed into the sedan's driver side door, and the victim died as a result of her injuries in the car accident. Castle Hayne is located not far north of Wilmington