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RALEIGH, NC - JULY 1: Traffic flows east on Interstate 40 in North Carolina, which connects such cities as Charlotte and Raleigh to many beaches on the east coast of the state July 1, 2005 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The AAA estimates over 40 million people will travel this weekend, a record number. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

More people are beginning to head back to the office as Coronavirus cases slow down, and that means more cars on the road.

I came into the office throughout the pandemic, and I can definitely tell the increase in traffic, especially in the last month or so. An increase in traffic, means more wrecks though.

Fatalities from wrecks has actually gone up by about 11% in North Carolina, according to attorney Jeremy Maddox. Those trends seem to be similar nationwide too.

Earlier this week, a crash occurred on 1-77 south, and the crash was actually caught on camera. The crash happened Monday morning, and driver Ben O’Morrow’s camera on the back of his Tesla actually caught the crash in real time.

Luckily, no one was killed in the scary crash, nor did anyone have life-threatening injuries.

Experts are warning that we may see an increase in crashes this summer. More people will return to the road, and some of the reasons there could be more wrecks include fewer law enforcement traffic stops causing more people to speed, unsafe cars on the road after not being inspected for over a year, and more intoxicated drivers behind the wheel.

Drive safe, Charlotte!