As the number of fire deaths in North Carolina rises, Insurance Commissioner and state Fire Marshal Mike Causey has organized a team of firefighters and volunteers this weekend to verify, distribute and Install free smoke detectors in communities across the state.
“Many families will be looking forward to activities at the beach or at the pool,” Commissioner Causey said. "I hope everyone takes safety precautions to prevent tragedies on the water this Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer."
One aspect of distracted driving that has claimed many lives is texting. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that
3,522 people died from distracted driving in 2021. Nine people die every day in
Accidents involving a distracted driver.
RALEIGH - Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today that the North Carolina Office of Rates has filed an application with the North Carolina Department of Insurance, requesting an increase for auto policies.
Commissioner Mike Causey manages to negotiate a 9.9% increase in Housing Policies. The North Carolina Department of Insurance has ended a legal dispute with the North Carolina Rate Bureau, by managing to negotiate an increase in Housing Policies of 9.9%, which means 32.7 percentage points below what was requested by the rating office. .
North Carolina residents should continue to exercise caution while outside on Thursday due to smoke and fine particle pollution from Canadian wildfires. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) and the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection are issuing a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for the entire state for Thursday, June 8. The Code Red Air Quality Action Alert that was in effect for central NC on Wednesday has been replaced with a Code Orange alert for the remainder of the day.