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Estimated 5,000 drowsy driving fatalities in 2015

North Carolina motorists may be surprised to learn that an estimated 5,000 people died in 2015 around the country as a result of drowsy driving. People who drive while sleep-deprived are more likely to cause accidents as their reaction times are slower and they may not be paying attention to what is going on in front of them or next to them.

Traffic fatalities in North Carolina surge by 19 percent

Traffic accident fatalities in North Carolina during the first six months of 2015 were 19 percent higher than during the same period in 2014 according to a report released by the National Safety Council. The nonprofit group studied federal accident data to compare the first six months of 2015 with the first six months of 2014, and it concluded that improving economic conditions and an increase in reckless behavior contributed to a 14 percent increase in fatalities and a 30 percent increase in serious injuries across the country.

Driving safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

With Memorial Day weekend coming, the unofficial gateway to summer will be upon us.  This means that plenty of people across North Carolina will likely head to their favorite mountain or beach resort. With all holiday weekends, it is likely that there will be more people on the road than usual on Friday to kick off the weekend, and on Monday as people return home. This ostensibly increases the chances chances for a car or motorcycle accident.

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