Saturday, January 28, 2006

Driving Was A Little Safer In '05


Highway Patrol: Accidents down in 2005
Jan 26, 2006, 02:07 PM

RALEIGH (AP) -- State troopers investigated fewer accidents and counted fewer highway deaths last year on North Carolina's roads.

The State Highway Patrol says traffic fatalities dropped 6.6 percent from 2004 to 2005. The overall number of accidents -- those with and without fatalities -- dropped by 3.4 percent.

By type, the biggest decrease was in accidents related to speeding, which dropped by 17 percent. High speed is still the leading cause of traffic accidents in North Carolina.

The patrol says the number of deaths dropped by 9.7 percent in accidents involving drugs or alcohol.

That's good news right there. Hopefully this will continue and 2005 won't be just a fluke.

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (25 April, 2007 03:17) : 

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