The North Carolina Highway Patrol has recently released their list of citations issued over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. WLOS ABC News Channel 13 just reported on the various traffic citations that were issued over the busy holiday weekend. Across the state, the most cited offence was not drunk driving but driver’s license violations. Listed below are the types and number of citations issued over the Independence Day weekend. This particular public safety campaign did not include statistics for speeding, because most of these citations were issued at traffic checkpoint locations.
NC Fourth of July Weekend Traffic Citations
- Driving While Impaired: 588
- Equipment Violations: 678
- Registration Violations: 1,200
- Seat Belt Violations: 1,562
- Driver’s License Violations: 1,699
Driver’s License Violations
Although alcohol impaired driving remains one of the most dangerous issues during these big holiday weekends and throughout the year, many public safety officials are reporting that driver’s license violations are also becoming a serious threat to public safety. According to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Kelly Rhodes, more than half of all deadly highway wrecks involve drivers with a license violation. In North Carolina, these violations can include driving on a suspended or revoked license, driving with a fictitious license or driving in violation of various restrictions including not wearing glasses.
Asheville Car Accident Lawyer
After any type of car accident due to somebody else’s dangerous or negligent behavior, it’s essential to get in touch with a skilled personal injury attorney about your case. A lawyer can be your advocate and stay abreast of all official investigative details and developments. If you were injured or if you lost a loved one in an accident involving a driver on a suspended or revoked license, you need to speak with a car accident attorney about your injury claim and potential personal injury lawsuit immediately. It may take additional investigative efforts to determine what factors contributed to your injury accident.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Asheville or in any of the surrounding Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled and experienced team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 888-773-8388 for a free case consultation.