Labor Day is just around the corner. Often seen as the end of summer, Labor Day weekend typically comes with an impressive uptick in the number of cars on the road. In 2016, approximately 38 million people traveled over 50 miles from home to celebrate Labor Day weekend – and that increase in traffic absolutely increases risks for serious or fatal injury.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 1,380 motor vehicle fatalities in NC in 2015, the latest year for which full statistics are available. Preliminary reporting from FARS and the NHTSA show 2017 to be on track to beat this number significantly. Labor Day weekend, with its increase in traffic, will offer an increased chance for auto accidents as well.
Below is a SlideShare of the 10 most dangerous counties to drive in in our state. However, even if you do not live in one of these counties, the legal team at Hayes Law urges you to drive with caution, take your time to get where you’re going, and help everyone enjoy their holiday weekend.