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Labor Day Brings Deadly Crashes to Charlotte, North Carolina

September 29, 2020

CHARLOTTE, NC- writes that North Carolina saw a rise in fatal crashes over Labor Day this year. Officials in the state indicate that the problems involved speeding motorists and people failing to use their seatbelts. In Charlotte alone, five people died over the weekend in traffic incidents. Multiple other people also died in collisions outside of the city. One report indicates that a 22-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash with a car that occurred on North Tryon Street in the late evening. Investigators stated that speed was a factor in that crash.* 

Another fatal wreck happened on West Boulevard in the afternoon, and a speeding motorist caused a fatal collision on Interstate 485 in the morning. That crash injured several people and killed one. Police pointed out that many people were driving over the long weekend, even though the pandemic has led to generally lighter traffic. Officers are looking to aggressively crackdown on dangerous drivers in October after multiple major wrecks plagued the Interstate this summer. In the coming weeks, police stated that they will be a visible presence on the road and will be pulling over any drivers who are in violation of the state's traffic laws. 

Traffic crashes are regularly a problem over the holiday weekend. Drunk drivers tend to be more prevalent on the road over holidays leading to more dangers for everyone. Alcohol-impaired motorists account for a greater proportion of traffic fatalities during Labor Day than they do on average in the United States. That trend has played out for decades. While about 29 percent of all deadly crashes are caused by a drunk driver, during Labor Day, 38 percent of deadly wrecks are alcohol-related. Police across the nation engage in more aggressive enforcement campaigns to combat against these tragic trends. 

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