Archived HSRC News Stories

2014

Denver earns designation as 'Walk Friendly Community'
Apr 24, 2014 — CBS4 Denver
Rowdy passengers pose greater risk to teen drivers than electronics
Apr 23, 2014 — The Washington Post
Key to safe ride lies with passengers?
Apr 19, 2014 — Business Standard
Highway Patrol targets teen driver safety during prom season
Apr 17, 2014 — Asheville Citizen Times
Parents can do more to help kids learn to drive safely
Apr 10, 2014 — Reuters
Red light cameras may return to Fayetteville
Apr 08, 2014 — News 14
Storm's silver lining: Death rate drops in wintry car crashes
Jan 21, 2014 — NBC News
Group wants crackdown on traffic scofflaws
Jan 03, 2014 — The Durham News

2013

Traffic fatalities rise; trend likely to continue
Dec 09, 2013 — WUNC
After years of decline, motor vehicle deaths rise in NC
Dec 06, 2013 — News & Observer
Nosy driver in the next SUV? It may be a cop watching you text
Dec 06, 2013 — WVTF
Study: Americans' drop in driving not economic-driven
Dec 04, 2013 — USA Today
Keeping teen drivers' eyes off cellphones and on the road
Dec 03, 2013 — Philly.com
Carrboro resident advocates for pedestrian safety
Dec 02, 2013 — Daily Tar Heel
City earns ‘walk friendly’ designation
Nov 13, 2013 — Lacrosse Tribune
More Teens Forego Driver's Licenses
Nov 12, 2013 — WUNC
Sitka becomes first town in Alaska to earn bronze-level Walk Friendly Communities designation
Oct 29, 2013 — Walk Sitka
Bike fatalities raise concerns about road safety
Oct 25, 2013 — WUNC
The rules of the road
Oct 21, 2013 — The New York Times
Teenagers aren’t speeding to get their driver’s licenses
Oct 15, 2013 — The Kansas City Star
Teens Go Slow on Getting Driver's Licenses
Oct 13, 2013 — USA Today
Jordan High mourns the death of a senior
Sep 23, 2013 — WTVD
Second person dies from injuries in Chapel Hill hit-and-run
Sep 23, 2013 — News 14 Carolina
Cell phone-related pedestrian injuries soar, study says
Sep 18, 2013 — Detroit Free Press
Teens Go Slow on Getting Driver's Licenses
Sep 02, 2013 — Stateline
It's time to drive
Jul 31, 2013 — Courier-Tribune
Time Behind the Wheel
Jul 01, 2013 — The Shepherd Center Spinal Column
Road Worrier: Speed-loving legislators would lift NC limit to 75 mph
Jun 17, 2013 — The News & Observer
Staying safe on two wheels means taking precautions
Jun 12, 2013 — American Public Health Association
Raleigh officer was following law, policy before fatal head-on crash
Jun 07, 2013 — News & Observer
iPhone App Called Time to Drive Helps Teens Become Safer Drivers
Jun 07, 2013 — The Reeves Law Group Blog
Legal limit debated
May 29, 2013 — The East Carolinian
Practice makes perfect
May 29, 2013 — Endeavors
Many Parents Texting, Phoning While Driving Their Kids: Survey
May 06, 2013 — US News
National Bike to School Day Grows, Thousands Celebrate Active, Fun Ride to School
May 06, 2013 — The Herald
UNC’s “Time to Drive” phone app enhances teenagers' training
Apr 11, 2013 — The Legal Examiner
Help! My teen is learning to drive!
Apr 08, 2013 — www.unc.edu
Inexperienced teen drivers? There’s an app for those
Apr 08, 2013 — Triangle Business Journal
Road Worrier: Families, taxpayers have stake in NC debate over helmets, freedom
Apr 08, 2013 — The News & Observer
Toll: 8 dead, 300 injured
Apr 08, 2013 — The Times Union
Honk if you love apps that protect teen drivers
Apr 05, 2013 — USA Today
New App To Aid Teen Drivers & Their Parents
Apr 05, 2013 — WUNC
Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal Will Cost Lives, Millions
Mar 21, 2013 — State Government Radio Today
Alcohol, high speed cited in crash that killed 2 late Tuesday
Mar 21, 2013 — The News & Observer
Child passenger safety a must
Mar 18, 2013 — The Blowing Rock
Fayetteville ranks high in auto crashes, driving up insurance rates for drivers
Mar 10, 2013 — The Fayetteville Observer
Bill filed in NC House looks to relax motorcycle helmet laws
Mar 05, 2013 — News 14 Carolina
A (Text) Message 2 Die 4? Educating Young Drivers
Feb 28, 2013 — WUNC
Meet The Romney Protégé Who Wants To Be Massachusetts’ Next Senator
Feb 13, 2013 — ThinkProgress
City says ‘no’ to medians
Feb 13, 2013 — Carteret County News-Times
DPS raises awareness of jaywalking
Feb 02, 2013 — The Daily Tar Heel

2012

Planning is key to easy holiday travel
Nov 20, 2012 — Fayetteville Observer
Speeders, beware: Cameras on rise
Oct 22, 2012 — Cincinnati.com
Durham school zones: Cross at your own risk
Oct 21, 2012 — The News & Observer
'Plugged-in' teens vulnerable in traffic
Oct 20, 2012 — WTVM
Car-pedestrian crashes targeted
Oct 05, 2012 — The News & Observer
Local students take part in global event
Oct 03, 2012 — WTVD
Walk to School Day
Oct 03, 2012 — The Better Show
Pedestrian safety campaign
Sep 20, 2012 — The Carrboro Citizen
Carrboro joins the Triangle Watch for Me NC campaign
Sep 18, 2012 — The Daily Tar Heel
D.C. Earns Status and Praise as a "Walk Friendly Community"
Sep 14, 2012 — AASHTO Journal
Long Beach designated a Walk Friendly Community
Sep 10, 2012 — Long Beach Press-Telegram
19-year-old charged with DWI in woman’s birthday death
Aug 15, 2012 — The Legal Examiner
Highway Patrol offers tips on teen driving, school bus safety
Aug 14, 2012 — Salisbury Post
State launches pedestrian safety campaign
Aug 10, 2012 — Raleigh News & Observer
Researchers: Distracted drivers aren't only problem in busy crosswalks
Aug 09, 2012 — WRAL
N.C. inspection change not a worry
Aug 08, 2012 — Charlotte Observer
Some teens delay rite of passage
Aug 01, 2012 — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Less Death Before Dawn
Jul 22, 2012 — The Journal Gazette
Researchers say alcohol to blame for many wrong-way driving accidents
Jul 14, 2012 — News14
The vexing issue of teens and cells
Jul 14, 2012 — The Jacksonville Daily News
Study: Teen drivers who text are more persistent, harder to catch
Jul 11, 2012 — News & Observer
Bicyclists ride in memory of NC Mental Health Director
Jul 11, 2012 — News14
Truck driver faces charges after state official dies in bicycle accident
Jul 06, 2012 — News & Observer
VAMS Director Ron Hughes to retire
Jun 13, 2012 — ITRE Newsletter
Drivers, take note: It's trauma season
Jun 09, 2012 — Star News
Scooter Death Brings Questions About Safety
Jun 04, 2012 — WCTI
Safety firm preaches practice
Mar 30, 2012 — Autonet.ca
Top Teen Driver Distraction? Electronic Devices, Says AAA Study
Mar 27, 2012 — The Car Connection
AAA report: Teenage girls more likely to use cell phone in car
Mar 27, 2012 — Deleware Online
Study: Girls more likely to text, call while driving
Mar 27, 2012 — Tampa Tribune
Graduated driver's licenses: Opinions, policies vary
Mar 15, 2012 — USA Today
New fee is keeping students out of driver's ed
Mar 13, 2012 — WRAL
Declining Driver Ed Enrollment Prompts Safety Concerns, Money Woes
Mar 02, 2012 — Raleigh Public Record
Cells, driving don’t mix
Feb 22, 2012 — Daily Tar Heel

2011

N.C. lawmaker: Skip inspections for new cars
Nov 01, 2011 — Charlotte Observer
Inconsistency and cheating weaken vehicle inspections
Oct 30, 2011 — Charlotte Observer
Inside Insurance: Share the road? We should all get along
Aug 10, 2011 — Chattanooga Times Free Press
Volusia lifeguard who ran over sunbather didn't take beach driving course
Aug 01, 2011 — Orlando Sentinel
Man sentenced for texting while driving death
Jul 24, 2011 — WYFF 4-TV
Texting driver pleads guilty
Jul 23, 2011 — Jacksonville Daily News
Roadway safety is a two-way street
Jul 06, 2011 — Sun Journal
Chapel Hill considers cell phone petition
Jun 16, 2011 — Carrboro Citizen
Chapel Hill Considering Cell Phone Ban
Jun 15, 2011 — WUNC
Chapel Hill revisits idea of cellphone ban for drivers
Jun 14, 2011 — WRAL
Victim wants drivers off cellphones
Jun 08, 2011 — News & Observer
When bikes and cars collide, who's more likely to be at fault?
May 20, 2011 — National Public Radio
Blood alcohol was nearly 0.24, source says
May 20, 2011 — San Antonio Express-News
School 'bus' will rely on pedal power Friday, May 20
May 20, 2011 — This Weeks News
After deadly crashes, NCDOT says no changes for cable barriers
May 18, 2011 — NBC 17
Ann Arbor only city in Michigan named to national walk-friendly communities list
May 05, 2011 — AnnArbor.com
Teen's death highlights safe driving campaign
Apr 11, 2011 — News 14 Carolina
When driving, no calls at all
Mar 21, 2011 — The News & Observer
West Main may go on a diet
Mar 12, 2011 — The Chapel Hill News
Bill targets 'buzzing' of cyclists
Feb 27, 2011 — The Augusta Chronicle
Red-light cameras are saving lives
Feb 02, 2011 — The News & Observer
GETTING AROUND: Let's all walk defensively
Jan 31, 2011 — The Reporter
North High students remember classmate
Jan 25, 2011 — The Herald

2010

Did cell phone lead to fatal crash?
Dec 24, 2010 — The News & Observer
Young Motorcycle Riders Suffering More Brain Injuries
Nov 19, 2010 — BusinessWeek
Recent vehicle accidents shake Asheville area
Nov 14, 2010 — Asheville Citizen-Times
Looking for love, deer get up in your grille
Nov 10, 2010 — News & Observer
Mitchell community debates safety after teen fatalities in car wreck
Oct 24, 2010 — Asheville Citizen-Times
Study finds teen drivers need more time in adverse conditions
Oct 12, 2010 — Auto Week
Troopers urge teen drivers to avoid distractions
Oct 12, 2010 — WNCT
Follansbee pupils walk to prove point
Oct 08, 2010 — Herald Star
Motorcycle deaths up as traffic deaths drop
Sep 28, 2010 — News & Observer
Teen driver safety: The GDL Kickback
Sep 13, 2010 — Auto Week
Restricted licenses help curb teen traffic fatalities
Sep 05, 2010 — The Fayetteville Observer
Man driving scooter held on DWI charge
Sep 02, 2010 — The News & Observer
Back to School Program Protects Kids, Neighbors
Aug 31, 2010 — AOL Rented Spaces
Congestion concerns: Charlotte-area traffic raises worries about luring businesses
Aug 10, 2010 — The Mecklenburg Times
Driven to distraction
Aug 06, 2010 — Rocky Mount Telegram
State closer to cell phone driving ban
Jul 12, 2010 — Freedom ENC
Children and sunbathers most likely to be hit on Volusia beaches
Jul 01, 2010 — Orlando Sentinel
Senate pushes for phone-free driving
Jun 22, 2010 — The News & Observer
Fewer 16-year-olds with licenses = more 16-year-olds alive
Jun 22, 2010 — Chicago Tribune
Congress targets teen driving, mulls federal driver's license standards
Jun 02, 2010 — ABC News
UNC researchers: Ban cell phones while driving
May 10, 2010 — WRAL
Ride Smart: How to avoid the 5 most common bike-car collisions
May 01, 2010 — Bicycling Magazine
Study shows teens favor texting over talking
Apr 26, 2010 — Wichita Eagle
Ann Arbor bicyclist's dilemma: Ride on the street or the sidewalk?
Apr 08, 2010 — AnnArbor.com
Getting kids to walk to school
Apr 08, 2010 — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Before you hand over the car keys
Apr 01, 2010 — Carolina Parent
Trooper didn't see her - he was busy texting
Mar 30, 2010 — News & Observer
Lenore Skenazy: What if schools banned car drop-offs?
Mar 28, 2010 — Tallahassee Democrat
Walking, biking safety a concern
Mar 20, 2010 — San Angelo Standard-Times
Boulder transportation official: Cyclists should have to dismount at crosswalks
Mar 16, 2010 — Boulder Daily Camera
Point Person: Our Q&A with Lauren Marchetti
Mar 05, 2010 — Dallas Morning News
More teens waiting longer to get driver's license
Mar 02, 2010 — Knoxville News Sentinel
Hush and drive ban debated in Chapel Hill
Feb 24, 2010 — News & Observer
Poll finds support for cell-phone restrictions
Feb 22, 2010 — News & Observer
Chapel Hill Town Council to host cell phone forum
Feb 12, 2010 — Daily Tar Heel
In wake of child deaths on the First Coast, parents are stressing safety
Feb 12, 2010 — Florida Times-Union
Fewer 16-year-olds getting driver's licenses
Jan 25, 2010 — WRAL TV
Video: Is Facebook putting brakes on teen drivers?
Jan 25, 2010 — WRAL TV
Two can't stop phoning while driving
Jan 24, 2010 — News & Observer
More teens are choosing to wait to get driver's licenses
Jan 24, 2010 — Washington Post
Texting ban difficult to enforce
Jan 19, 2010 — Daily Tar Heel
Cell-phone use linked to wrecks
Jan 13, 2010 — News & Observer
State is too slow in banning texting while driving
Jan 12, 2010 — Boston Globe

2009

Train victim was on her cell phone
Dec 31, 2009 — News & Observer
Child deaths frustrate watchful drivers
Dec 29, 2009 — News & Observer
Deadly week for teens: Five die in wrecks
Dec 15, 2009 — WRAL TV
Driving to Distraction. Texting Now Banned
Dec 08, 2009 — Phoenix14 News, Elon University
The Scary New Truth About Women and Driving
Dec 08, 2009 — Glamour Magazine
Keep thumbs on wheel, not your cell
Dec 01, 2009 — News & Observer
New Laws: Texting While Driving Banned
Nov 30, 2009 — Fox News Charlotte
New laws to target texting, reptiles
Nov 29, 2009 — Greensboro News & Record
2 RSKY 2 TXT? Texting law yields greater liabilities for employers
Nov 06, 2009 — Triad Business Journal
Chrysler vehicles to offer TV programs to go
Oct 30, 2009 — Detroit Free Press
Government Eyes Crackdown On Texting And Driving
Sep 30, 2009 — National Public Radio
Campaign targeting texting teens
Sep 29, 2009 — WTVD ABC 11 TV
Driven to Distraction: Truckers Insist on Keeping Computers in the Cab
Sep 27, 2009 — New York Times
NTSB tells workers to hang up cells
Sep 08, 2009 — USA Today
Drivers ignore crosswalks in school zones
Sep 01, 2009 — News & Observer
Cellphone ban for drivers coming in late October
Sep 01, 2009 — Guelph Mercury
Video Highlights Danger Of Texting While Driving
Sep 01, 2009 — National Public Radio
Bicycle safety topic back in focus in Northeast Mississippi
Aug 23, 2009 — Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Child's death revives driving debate
Aug 21, 2009 — News & Observer
Impairment a concern among older drivers
Aug 21, 2009 — WRAL TV
Highway Patrol: Teen driving deaths increasing
Aug 13, 2009 — WRAL
Texting ban, but what about the rest?
Aug 11, 2009 — News & Observer
Texting ban, but what about the rest
Aug 11, 2009 — News & Observer
Statistics show fewer DWIs for Hispanic drivers
Aug 07, 2009 — News 14 Carolina
Drivers and Legislators Dismiss Cellphone Risks
Jul 18, 2009 — New York Times
Pickup rules need a fresh look
Jul 17, 2009 — Times News
Death Shows Need to Obey Pickup Bed Law
Jul 09, 2009 — Asheville Citizen-Times
Stepped-up patrol efforts help save lives
Feb 05, 2009 — USA Today
AAA targets cell phone use in graphic ads
Jan 29, 2009 — News & Record

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