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Bernhardt v. NC State Highway Patrol

A recent case litigated by D. Hardison Wood has resulted in a decision in favor of our client against the NC State Highway Patrol. Dick Bernhardt drove his sick wife to the hospital in June, 2007, speeding and running several red lights on his way. Trooper Matthew Cape approached him upon arrival to the hospital… Read more »

NTSB Recommends Banning Cell Phone Usage While Driving

This week, on December 13, 2011, the NTSB recommended that all states ban talking or texting on cell phones while in the car. Texting, emailing or using a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed anywhere, federal safety investigators declared Tuesday, recommending that all states impose a total ban except for emergencies…. Read more »

Back to School

Well it is that time of year again for those students on a traditional school calendar. It is also that time of year for drivers to make sure they are aware of school zones and safety around school buses. In North Carolina drivers must stop for a school bus which is stopped and has its… Read more »

Prom Season

It’s that time of year again – high school students get dressed up and head to the prom. It is supposed to be a wonderful night full of fun, friends a good time. In an effort to boost teen driving safety, especially during the prom season, The NC Highway Patrol launched its “Drive to Live”… Read more »

Pedestrians vs. Car Accidents

With the return of Fall and the daylight savings time ending this weekend, it gets darker earlier. We began thinking about pedestrian safety. There are more than 2,000 police reported accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles in North Carolina, including Raleigh, Cary and surrounding areas, each year. There are between 150 and 200 fatalities, and… Read more »

Is My Teen Ready to Drive?

“Better a thousand times careful than once dead.” -Proverb Life is a wide open highway for any teenager preparing to get his or her driver’s license. Perhaps your sixteen year old has taken and proudly passed his driver’s education course, all of his friends are getting their driver’s licenses, and the law says that your… Read more »

So, you got caught speeding. Now what?

If you’ve gotten a speeding ticket recently, you are probably wondering which is the best route to take in handling your citation. You do have a few different options, and there are a few things to keep in mind, as every citation differs slightly in its specifics. When you are pulled over, the officer should… Read more »

NC Speeding Charges

North Carolina speeding charges vary greatly in severity and potential penalties. “Reckless driving by speed” can lead to the suspension of your driving privileges, while lesser speeding charges lead to driving points and generally minor fines. North Carolina traffic law is unusual in that a vast number of traffic violations you are convicted with in… Read more »

Traffic Ticket in NC?

If you have been issued a traffic ticket in North Carolina, your case will be heard in county District Court. Most North Carolina traffic offenses which result in the issuance of a traffic ticket, including DWI, will be under the jurisdiction of the local District Court. There are several exceptions, such as vehicular assault, which… Read more »