Crash Closes Lanes on Interstate 40 in Greensboro, North Carolina (NC)
GREENSBORO, NC- Wfmynews2.com writes that a vehicle collision occurred this week overnight on Interstate 40. The crash led to the road being closed for many hours, well into the following day. Reports indicate that the incident caused injuries. The report did not include detailed information regarding the cause of the crash, the number of vehicles involved, or the identities of the injured.*
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, in 2018, 1,442 people lost their lives in crashes in the state. The number indicated a more than three percent rise as compared to 2017. Overall, collisions in the state also went up in 2018, but at the same time, injury-causing wrecks declined by two percent. More than one out of five of those incidents were the result of a speeding driver. Almost twenty percent of wrecks were caused by distracted motorists.
Drunk driving is another factor that is leading to many of the state's deadly wrecks. North Carolina recently was ranked seventh in the nation in terms of states with the worst drunk driving records. South Carolina also fell into the top ten right behind North Carolina. In North Carolina, 29 percent of people killed in crashes died because of an alcohol-impaired driver.
The leading crash causes in North Carolina are similar to the main causes overall, which include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving, bad weather, and running red traffic lights. Driving at night is another issue that causes motorists trouble because of the reduced level of visibility.
In most cases, crashes are the result of driver behavior. Careful drivers can drastically cut the risk of crashes by avoiding the listed dangerous behaviors. And of course, it is important to buckle up because no one can control how other people on the road drive.
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