As school is about to end for summer break, it will usher in a busy time on America's roads and highways. This will cause a substantial swell in the number of people on the roads, which will increase congestion throughout the country. It is also the time of the year that many states commence road construction projects, resulting in traffic shifts that may take some by surprise. With the additional traffic volume and changes to familiar roads, the danger of accidents due to distracted driving will increase.
A crowd of over 90 attended the Teen Safe Drivers Summit in Greenville, which aimed to educate teens and their parents about safe driving. The Summit was created due to the fact that Pitt County is one of the top 10 counties in North Carolina for teenage fatal car wrecks. Participants were able to drive golf carts while wearing goggles that were modified to simulate the way their vision could be impacted due to alcohol or drug impairment. They were also able to experience a high-speed crash via a simulator provided by the highway patrol.