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N.C. motorcyclists strongly endorse helmet use requirement

Almost four out of five bikers agree:

Wear a helmet.

That’s according to a survey of North Carolina residents, funded by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program…

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New Law Punishes Drivers Who Endanger Motorcyclists

Among the 35 new state laws that went into effect in North Carolina on December 1, 2011, is a new statute that establishes penalties for putting motorcycle riders in danger. It’s called The…

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Remembering A Mentor to Young Men with Alcohol Problems — Killed by Impaired Driver

His was a success story.
As told in the newspaper, it was a modest story, a humble one, as would befit a man who relied so strongly on his faith.
But when Kenneth Cecil Smith was just 55, the…

Lawrence Egerton

Young Motorcyclist Dies During Motorcycle Awareness Month in NC

So often, we see fatal crashes that occurred during the middle of the night or as a result of someone driving while intoxicated

May is officially Motorcycle Awareness Month in North Carolina….

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ATV Operators Gain Freedom at the Expense of Safety in NC

A law will take effect in North Carolina beginning October 1, 2011 that permits adult drivers of ATVs to choose whether or not they want to wear a helmet or goggles with operating…

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Luck of the Irish with One Motorcyclist on St. Patrick’s Day

Just yesterday I posted a blog about the importance of motorcycle safety awareness. If House Bill 105 passes through the North Carolina General Assembly, May will be devoted Motorcycle Awareness…

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Motorcycle Awareness Month Coming to North Carolina

The month of May would be designated Motorcycle Awareness Month if House Bill 105 becomes law.

From the sandy Highway 12 on the Outer Banks to the curves of the Blue Ridge Parkway, North…

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Greensboro Native, NC State Student Dies in Motorcycle Wreck

About 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in serious injury, whereas only 20% of automobile crashes cause the same outcome.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…

Lawrence Egerton

Robert Griffin Previtte Jr. killed in collision in Greensboro, N.C.

Robert Griffin Previtte Jr. was killed Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 when his motorcycle collided with an SUV on Tower Road in Greensboro, North Carolina. The passenger on the motorcycle, Debra Voncannon…

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Motorcycle rider killed in crash near Sophia, N.C.

Michael Carroll Lewis of Sophia was riding his motorcycle west on Mount Gilead Church Road near the Hillsville Community in Randolph County, North Carolina, when he was struck by a Ford Explorer….