Keep Your Family Safe on the Road This October - Greenville Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

Keep Your Family Safe on the Road This October - Greenville Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

According to a WNCT report posted this morning, North Carolina’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions is estimated to lead to increased traffic during the last three months of 2020. Statistically, crashes occur more frequently in October than they do during other high traffic periods such as Memorial Day and Thanksgiving. These high crash periods are due to Daylight Savings Time either beginning or ending, forcing drivers to adjust to the time change.

In an effort to reduce the frequency of October crashes, the state government is instituting “Operation Crash Reduction.” The Governor’s Highway Safety Program is working with state troopers and police to make a concerted effort to enforce the wearing of seatbelts, avoiding distractions, obeying speed limits, watching out for impaired drivers, and other efforts to reduce the number of accidents this October.

In 2019, there was a 4.4% decline in the number of deadly crashes due to the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. However, despite overall traffic estimated to be lower than in recent years due to COVID-19, a risk factor is still present because of the unknowns brought by the pandemic itself.

According to Mark Ezzell from the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program, “Our 2020 data looks a little tougher and despite the fact traffic volumes have been down fatalities have now been down as much as we like. There is still a lot of work to do, but we are making good headway.”

We at Wayne Hardee Law wish for you and your loved ones to be kept safe on the road as traffic and the probability of accidents increase. If you should get into a motor vehicle accident, give Wayne Hardee a call. He has decades of experience working with these kinds of cases and can help you every step of the way. Call today and experience the Wayne Hardee difference!