Speeding a significant factor in many North Carolina car accidents

North Carolina drivers are among the most likely to be cited for speeding, according to a report released by the National Motorist Association.

Our North Carolina injury lawyers represent many clients who have been injured or killed in an accident with a speeding driver. While speeding remains the most social acceptable form of aggressive driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that speeding joins drunk driving as the two primary causes of serious and fatal traffic accidents. In fact, those two driving behaviors are involved in two-thirds of all traffic fatalities.
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Of the 37,261 traffic fatalities reported in 2008, 11,773 involved drunk driving accidents and 11,674 were the result of motor vehicle accidents where speeding was listed as a primary factor.

The organization used Google searches for “speeding tickets” and “traffic tickets” to come up with its list of the states where the most speeding tickets are issued.

North Carolina has the eighth-highest number of tickets, after Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Texas, Alabama, Missouri and New York. The District of Columbia and New Jersey rounded out the top 10.

The state with the fewest number of tickets was Montana. Others at the bottom of the list included Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Alaska, Maine, West Virginia, Idaho, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oregon.

South Carolina ranked 19th.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, contact the Carolina injury lawyers at Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965.

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