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Good luck gone bad? Traffic deaths way up in 2015

In case you haven’t noticed, gas is cheaper these days – down an average 30 percent from 2014. Good news, right? And the U.S. economy has been steadily adding jobs for quite some time. More good news (although some folks […]

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Troopers have tricky new way to stop texting drivers

State troopers have a new trick up their sleeves to catch motorists who are texting while driving. The N.C. Highway Patrol has partnered with the N.C. Department of Transportation to use yellow DOT trucks for spotting texters on the road, […]

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“Drive to Save Lives” aims to cut fatalities by 15 percent

In 2013, 33,561 people lost their lives on the roads of the United States, following a trend of more than 33,000 deaths occurring each year on the nations’ roadways. This year, the multi-state “Drive to Save Lives” program is aiming […]

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Greensboro area police departments participating in N.C. pedestrian, bicycle safety program

This year, the Greensboro Police Department, along with UNCG Police and North Carolina A&T Police have been chosen to participate in the “Watch For Me NC” pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign. The campaign took applicants from areas statewide. Among those […]

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Help kids learn about getting off the bus and general bus safety

(4th in a series) School bus safety is no accident. Parents have a responsibility to teach their children how to stay safe in getting to and from school. It’s a dangerous world out there, and statistics prove it. Since the […]

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Teach kids how to be safe while getting on, off, and riding buses

(3rd in a series) Like they say: It’s a jungle out there. Not one populated with lions and tigers and bears, like in “The Wizard of Oz.” For kids, in one situation in particular – getting to school safely on […]

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Motorists must take precautions for school bus safety

(2nd in a series) The first school bus was introduced in 1827. It was a horse-drawn vehicle used at a Quaker school, the Newington Academy for Girls in London, England, and was designed to carry 25 children. It would seem […]

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School bus safety: A look back before going forward

(1st in a series) It’s one of the saddest types of accidents I can think of: When a child is hurt or killed getting on or off of the school bus. I’d like to spend my next few blog posts […]

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Men vs. Women: Who are the better drivers? Study shows two sides

Most of us have seen that image of a frustrated male growling “women drivers” over some perceived mistake a woman has made behind the wheel. Conversely, many of us have seen the TV commercial in which a young woman scoffs […]

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State superintendent focused on school bus safety at news conference

It seems that only yesterday we were grumbling about the cold weather of a seemingly endless winter. Now the summer has flown by, and it’s time for the kids to head back to school. And time for the school buses […]