11/17/2008Last Labor Day weekend left 19 motorists dead in North Carolina, the NC Highway Patrol reported. In addition, there were 1,189 crashes and 584 injuries that three-day weekend. To curb serious injuries and fatalities this year, they are urging motorists to slow down and be careful this long weekend. In addition to publically calling for drivers to be more careful when there are more cars on the road this Labor Day, there will be an increased number of squad cars on the road through midnight on Monday.
Patrol Commander Walter Wilson Jr. said that the extra troopers on the highways and interstates this weekend will not only be on the lookout for speeding, but also for erratic lane changes, drivers who are following too close, and those who are driving aggressively.
For more local North Carolina reports on this topic, see:
- Highway Patrol Keeps Eyes on Holiday Travelers (The Times News)
- Highway Patrol Targets Reckless Drivers Over Labor Day Weekend (Concord and Kannapolis Independent Tribune)
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