The N.C. Highway Patrol prepares for a busy holiday as motorists travel to their holiday destinations. This means more people will be on our highways, increasing the chance of traffic crashes.
State Troopers Will be cracking down on speeders during the holiday with the nationwide program "Operation C.A.R.E." which stands for Combined Accident Reduction Effort. Typically the height of travel is on Friday, but this year the holiday falls in the middle of the week.
So Troopers expect travel from 6pm Tuesday through Wednesday at midnight to be the official July Fourth Travel holiday. Last year in North Carolina, there were 438 collisions, more than three hundred injuries and six deaths.
Troopers identified some of the most deadliest roads in the state, they are U-S 264 in Pitt County, U-S 70 in Carteret and Lenoir Counties, U-S 64 in Washington and Tyrell Counties. and I-40 in Duplin County.