How many people were killed on North Carolina roads last year?
I would probably say maybe a thousand.
Hundreds, hundreds of people probably died here.
I'd say eighteen hundred.
Thousands of people.
1,387 people were killed on North Carolina roads last year.
What are the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes?
I would say alcohol?
Phones, Technology, GPS, People just not paying attention.
I believe a lot of times no seat belts, alcohol.
Texting and driving, drunk driving.
Top causes of North Carolina roadway fatalities:
- Not wearing a seat belt (42%)
- Speeding (30%)
- Drinking and Driving (30%)
Source: NCDOT Crash Facts 2015
Will we ever see a day with zero roadway deaths?
No. Yeah, no.
I don't think so.
Nah, I don't think so.
What is an acceptable goal?
Every year should reduce by 10-15%.
It's hard to put a number on it because you want it to say zero.
Under one hundred would be amazing.
What is an acceptable goal for your family?
Zero fatalities in the family.
It's zero yeah.
Zero for my family.
Shouldn't zero be the goal for everyone?
I mean ideally, yes. Yes.
Oh, absolutely zero.
No loss of life on our roads is acceptable.
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