The task of protecting public safety is a difficult one, and we know well that law enforcement officials throughout North and South Carolina take this duty very seriously.
It's in that spirit we would suggest our men and women in blue take a page out of the playbook of officers in New York City, who have announced a shift in their focus: From crime to traffic safety.
Our Asheville injury lawyers recognize that this doesn't mean that preventing or solving crimes is unimportant. On the contrary. But in terms of the sheer number of those victimized, consider that the number of murders nationally in 2010 was less than half that of those killed in traffic crashes (nearly 13,000 compared to nearly 33,000).