With the New Year’s Holiday approaching, North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging motorists to bring in the new year safely by refraining from driving while impaired, remembering to wear seat belts and staying focused while on the road.

Last year, North Carolina experienced ten motor-vehicle fatalities between Christmas and New Year’s.

Already, two fatalities have been reported this year as of 11:59 p.m. Christmas day.

North Carolina troopers have investigated a shocking 5,545 collisions attributed to alcohol impairment this year.  This number is an unfortunate increase from last year’s total.  That’s why it’s more important than ever to ask motorists to practice safe driving techniques while celebrating the New Year. Whether it’s New Year’s eve or any other day of the year, if you are involved in a serious accident, you need competent and experienced representation as you map your most successful path to recovery.  Call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.