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The point system makes every traffic ticket significant

You know that a traffic ticket can affect your insurance rates, but did you also know that North Carolina law adds points to your driving record every time you get a citation? At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean record to prevent license suspension and other serious problems down the line.

North Carolina takes shoplifting offenses quite seriously

If you scoffed at the seriousness of a shoplifting offense, you wouldn't be the only person. These crimes, which are a form of theft, are the stuff of after school specials and sitcoms. Usually, the media portrays shoplifting as the kind of crime that results with a call to mom and dad or a stern talking-to from the security officer or store manager.

Depression following an auto accident

The consequences of an auto accident can have a far-reaching impact on a victim’s life and often extend far beyond physical pain, debilitating injuries, and costly hospital expenses. In many cases, auto crash victims struggle with depression or other mental challenges in the wake of a crash, such as anxiety and even anger. After all, when your life is turned on end because of a reckless driver, and when you are no longer able to work in your field or enjoy life to the fullest, it can be incredibly difficult to accept your circumstances. Unfortunately, more and more innocent people will find themselves injured in crashes that are caused by drivers’ poor decisions and some will even lose their lives.

How many lives are lost due to distracted driving?

All sorts of traffic hazards can result in the loss of life, and we have discussed some on this blog (intoxicated driving, etc.). However, distracted driving is especially concerning, and many people drive distracted without realizing it. Although many people are aware that using a cell phone while behind the wheel is dangerous (and illegal, depending on where you live), there are many other distractions that can cause a crash. For example, a driver may become distracted by their attempts to change the radio station, grab something off of the floor, or talk to someone else who is riding in their vehicle. Sadly, all distractions which divert a driver’s attention from the road can lead to a deadly crash and many lives have been lost as a direct result of this problem.

Which distractions most frequently cause crashes?

On the road, there are a myriad of issues that threaten the safety of all drivers and those riding in their vehicles as well. However, distractions are especially concerning and widespread among drivers. Drivers become distracted for a plethora of reasons and some are not even aware that this behavior is so dangerous. As a result, it is essential for drivers to be vigilant and for passengers to speak up if they notice a driver is distracted.

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