Drunk Driving http://wunc.org en Listeners Comment: NC Ranks #7 On List Of Nation’s Worst Drivers http://wunc.org/post/listeners-comment-nc-ranks-7-list-nation-s-worst-drivers <p>Apparently we've hit a nerve. We posted the news that North Carolina was tied for 7th for the dubious honor of nation's worst drivers. It was our most viewed story through Twitter yesterday. (See the original story below.)</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:42:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 27477 at http://wunc.org Listeners Comment: NC Ranks #7 On List Of Nation’s Worst Drivers Heavy Traffic Expected On Labor Day Weekend http://wunc.org/post/heavy-traffic-expected-labor-day-weekend <p>As the summer begins to wind down, lots of folks will be hitting the road and getting in last trips to favorite water recreational areas this Labor Day weekend. Troopers will be joining forces with officers from the state Wildlife Resources Commission to keep roadways and waterways safe.&nbsp; First Sergeant Jeff Gordon from the state Highway Patrol says last Labor Day weekend 18 people lost their lives and more than 400 were injured on North Carolina roads.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:47:02 +0000 Catherine Brand 21557 at http://wunc.org Heavy Traffic Expected On Labor Day Weekend Non-compliance With Federal Law Could Reshape NC DOT Budget http://wunc.org/post/non-compliance-federal-law-could-reshape-nc-dot-budget <p>North Carolina is among 33 states that face penalties for not complying with federal regulations designed to crack down on drunken drivers.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:10:22 +0000 Will Michaels 11871 at http://wunc.org New State Laws Take Effect Today http://wunc.org/post/new-state-laws-take-effect-today <p>There are more than 30 new laws that take effect today in North Carolina.<br><br>People with multiple convictions of driving while impaired will face harsher punishments and higher fines. "Laura's Law" is named after a 17-year-old girl from Gaston County who died after a drunken driver collided with her car last year.<br> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7154 at http://wunc.org