With Labor Day weekend starting today, our Charlotte, North Carolina car accident lawyers ask that you take extra care in your travels this weekend. North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCHP) and local police, as well as South Carolina State Highway Patrol (SCHP) will be on the lookout this weekend for speeding drivers and drunk drivers.
NCHP is running its annual “Booze It & Lose It” campaign this weekend. Check points will be set up at various locations throughout the state looking for impaired drivers. In its 2009 “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, over 100,000 traffic and criminal citations were issued over the labor day weekend.
Similarly, SCHP is concluding its “100 Deadly Days of Summer” campaign this weekend with extra patrols on the state’s roadways looking for drunk drivers and speeders. To date, there have been 177 vehicular deaths since the “100 Deadly Days of summer” began, which is down considerably from last year’s 255 deaths during the same time frame. SCHP attributes these deaths to DUI, speeding and reckless driving.