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Pierce Egerton

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 […]

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Bridges in Triad – and elsewhere – in bad condition

There’s some quibbling over the methodology used to determine it, but it does seem to be clear – the Greensboro area has some bad bridges. The News & Record reported recently that an overpass in south Greensboro was named AAA […]

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S.C. texting ban: Not much bite, but it’s a start

  Welcome to the club, South Carolina. It’s a good thing, even if you’re coming in at a discounted rate. South Carolina officially banned texting while driving last week when Gov. Nikki Haley signed the text ban bill into law. […]

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N.C. Gov. McCrory calls for crackdown on texting while driving

RALEIGH, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory dropped in on a meeting of the North Carolina Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force last week and added another item to its agenda: texting while driving. It’s an appropriate issue to put on the […]

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South Carolina considering texting-and-driving ban

Our neighbor to the south may finally join the majority of the United States in banning text messaging while driving. A bill outlawing tapping out messages while in motion is slated for debate by lawmakers from both the South Carolina […]

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Ride Safe: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Fact: Compared to a car, motorcycles are small. Therefore, they are harder to see. Most vehicles have blind spots. In the case of watching for motorcycles, even a small blind spot becomes huge. Drivers of cars and trucks need to […]

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In Pursuit of Happy – less: Woman dies in crash while posting to Facebook

HIGH POINT, N.C. – I love that song “Happy.” Don’t you? It just makes you feel so good. On Thursday morning, 8:33 a.m. to be exact, woman was posting just that sentiment to Facebook while she was driving. At 8:34 […]

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School bus passing violations take 50-percent leap in Forsyth Co., N.C.

Some of the results are back. They’re really bad. Last week I wrote about the Department of Public Instruction’s program of tracking school bus passing violations. One day, each year, bus drivers across North Carolina count the number of vehicles […]