This past weekend, as many more cars than usual are traveling the roads, state troopers and local law enforcement are cracking down on any individual that is not wearing a seat belt.
While the local authorities' main concern is the safety of the residents of North Carolina, we advise you to take extra precautions while driving this holiday. Troopers and other officers on the road were noted to be in double coverage this past weekend, ensuring that this Thanksgiving is the safest one yet.
The Click It or Ticket campaign was introduced by the North Carolina Transportation Secretary with hopes of saving lives and reducing injury in auto accidents.
Last year, in 2010, 425 motorists who failed to wear their seat belt were killed in accidents on North Carolina roads, according to the governor's Highway Safety Program.
Reports note that troopers will be in marked and unmarked vehicles to ensure that all drivers in North Carolina are wearing their seat belts, no matter where they are sitting in a vehicle.
After being involved in a car accident, you will need to know where to turn to get the legal support you need. If you were wearing your seat belt and injured in an accident involving a car,
motorcycle or another type of motor vehicle, the
Raleigh personal injury attorney from the Whitley Law Firm may be able to assist you in filing a claim.
In some cases, injuries can be caused by a defective seat belt or auto part, or a negligent driver, such as a drunk driver. If your injuries were due to an external cause and could have been prevented,
call our office today for a free evaluation of your case. We can help you understand your rights and the options you have at the current time.