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Driving

Is your life worth a text message?

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Cape Fear Community College and AT&T teamed up to bring a driving simulator to Union Station Friday to launch the 'It Can Wait' campaign. video You sit and try to drive as someone texts you. You must text them back quickly while still trying to stay on the road. It's not easy and it leads to crashes. Even though texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina, many drivers still do it. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State budget puts brakes on drivers ed funding

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videoDrivers education, a rite of passage for many teens, is losing state funding and putting the financial burden on schools. This has parents, students and educators wondering how safe our roads will be once the state stops fueling the program. Full story...
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Study: Area's bad roads costing Wilmington drivers big bucks

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videoA new study shows 48 percent of major roads in the Wilmington area are in either poor or mediocre condition. That costs each Wilmington driver more than $1,350 a year. Full story...
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Witnesses speak out about teen and toddler hit by car

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videoInvestigators say Friday evening two girls ran a stop sign while riding a child's toy motorbike. Now those nearby tell us what they heard and saw that night. Witnesses, who did not want to go on camera, say Friday around 6 p.m. they heard a loud bang, followed by screams and several sirens near 8th and Campbell Streets, and they rushed outside to see what happened. Full story...
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2-year-old and teen hit by car while riding toy motorbike

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A car hit a toddler and a teenager around 6 p.m. Friday evening. It happened near the intersection of 8th and Campbell Streets near downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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NC hearing about ending some auto emissions tests

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North Carolina's environment agency wants public input on plans to eliminate vehicle emissions testing for cars and light trucks that are less than three years old and have less than 70,000 miles. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol releases Labor Day crackdown numbers

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videoHighway Patrol releases "On the Road, On the Water, Don't Drink & Drive" campaign totals for Labor Day holiday. Full story...
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Law enforcement looks for seat belt violations as 'Click it or Ticket' kicks off

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videoIt's the 20th year for the "Click it or Ticket" campaign in North Carolina, and officers are still pulling over many of you for not wearing your seat belts. Just in time for Memorial Day, law enforcement is again out to remind you to buckle up. Full story...
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Surging gas prices hitting many drivers hard

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videoAnother day, another dollar. Several dollars if you've visited a gas pump in the past few days. The cost of gas has gone up again. That has many people wondering what they're going to do to get by. Full story...
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Bridge closure backs up traffic in Cape Fear region

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videoThe closure of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge cut off one of the main arteries in and out of Wilmington and clogged up streets in the heart of downtown. Full story...
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