NC Drivers Beware: The Most and Least Dangerous Counties and Cities

You might be surprised to learn that the top 5 dangerous counties in North Carolina for drivers are not the largest counties with the most drivers. And some highly-populated cities are among the safest.

While large counties and cities may have more accidents in total, it’s not that simple. To get a true measure of danger for each county and city, we have to consider crash severity and crash rates based on population, registered vehicles, estimated vehicle miles traveled, and many other factors.

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) provides this information in its annual 151-page Traffic Crash Facts report – but don’t worry. We summarized it in the following easy-to-read infographic:

The most & least dangerous cities & counties for traffic accidents in North Carolina.

Stay Safe on North Carolina’s Roads

Each year, many crashes, injuries, and fatalities occur on North Carolina roads. Please keep your focus on the road and get to your destination safely.

If you, or a loved one, have been injured by another driver’s negligence, we can help. Since 1997, we’ve helped 60,000+ injured people recover more than $1.6 billion in total compensation.1

Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 today or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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About the Author

Bradley Anderton is a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the 15th Prosecutorial District of North Carolina, which includes Brunswick, Bladen, and Columbus counties. Bradley managed the criminal district court caseload in Columbus County and took pride in coordinating with law enforcement and the community to seek justice in each case. His litigation experience includes arguing cases at trial and negotiating plea arrangements with defense counsel in both district and superior courts.1