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What bearing does car cell phone conversation have on traffic safety? Some states feel a great deal. In 2001, 43 states considered bills to ban or regulate phone use while driving. A study by the Highway Safety Research Center at UNC-CH found \"cell phone conversation to be the eighth most likely cause of accidents blamed on driver distraction.\" The North Carolina General Assembly has established a committee \"to examine proposals to require the use of speakerphones and headsets and report to the 2003 General Assembly.\"
The municipal governments of North Carolina authority under the general law to make alterations and supplements to state laws. This includes provisions for motor vehicle laws related to speeding, one way streets, and stop signs.
Blair discusses the history of automobiles in North Carolina as well as the changes in legislation related to driving, including issues related to speeding, drunk and reckless driving, and traffic.
Blair discusses the newest North Carolina automobile legislation. Legislation concerns equipment, weight, rules of the road, traffic, taxis, parking, licenses, liability, and changes to the state highway patrol.
A loophole in state law allowed Terryon McEachin of Durham to steal 12 cars in 11 days and sell these to scrapyards. Junkyard owners are required to check title and registration except if the car is ten years or older. McEachin took advantage of this exception and used local towing companies to take older model cars to two different scrapyards to cash in.