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North Carolina governor hopes to cut down on underage drinking

Many car wrecks throughout the state of North Carolina, just the same as other parts of the United States, are caused by driving under the influence or texting while driving.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has high hopes for cutting back on texting while driving and underage drinking throughout the state in the near future. He made it clear during a recent meeting with an impaired driving task force that this is one of his priorities.

During the meeting, the task force brought to light many statistics that show just how big of an issue both of these have become. Last year alone, there were roughly 350 deaths related to driving impaired. Furthermore, there were 11,000 crashes caused by impaired driving.

In addition to a focus on underage drinking, the governor also wants to deal with the increasing problem of texting and driving. He said, "And it's deadly; it's as deadly as drunk driving. I'm convinced of that more than ever now. So I need your advice on how to deal with that also."

The governor of North Carolina realizes that drinking and driving, as well as texting while driving, has become a major problem throughout the state. Not only can this lead to car wrecks, but it can also injure or kill people as a result.

There are times when people get away with drinking or texting while driving, but this is not always the case. The statistics tell a bigger story. The statistics show that people are injured every year in these types of accidents.

Source: ABC 11, "McCrory wants crackdown on texting while driving" No author given, May. 29, 2014

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