According to a recent report released by AAA Carolinas, the deadliest county for the highest number of fatal crashes was Mecklenburg, with 67 fatal crashes in 2011, up from 46 in 2010.
However, the total number of the total number of traffic fatalities in North Carolina dropped 8 percent from 1,328 in 2010 to 1,217 last year. This number has been steadily decreasing over the past few years (1,344 in 2009; 1,452 in 2008) and is likely attributed to a number of factors, including: the fact that there is now more targeted traffic enforcement on crash-prone roads by local and state law enforcement officers; there has been a decline in miles traveled; and more safety features in new cars, such as traction control have helped with preventing traffic fatalities.
For all vehicles in North Carolina, the total number of crashes in 2011 was 208,545, down from 213,739 in 2010. Although vehicle miles traveled was also down from 2010, the relative number of crashes dropped from 208.9 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2010 to 205.7 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2011.
However, these numbers are calculated for the state as a whole, and not simply for the county Charlotte is located in.
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