Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The city is also the county seat of Forsyth County. Winston-Salem is estimated to have 247,945 residents. That makes it the fifth largest city in North Carolina. Winston-Salem is the fifth largest city in the state, but it’s number one when it comes to traffic accidents.
In 2019, there were 9, 869 traffic crashes in Winston-Salem. There were 3,933 serious injuries, and 16 people died from traffic fatalities. Drunk driving was the leading cause of car accidents in the area.
The United States Department of Transportation reports that in the US, an estimated 28 people die per-day as a result of drunk driving accidents. That averages out to around one person every 52 minutes. These deaths are tragic, especially when you consider that drunk driving is 100 percent preventable.
If you’ve received a traffic citation for drunk driving, then you can’t get the ticket dismissed. Drunk driving is a serious issue, and you’ll have to face the consequences. But if you’ve received a traffic citation for some other infraction, you can possibly get the ticket dismissed. Traffic courts will often dismiss a ticket if the recipient completes a defensive driving course.