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Old 01-23-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Hello,

My name is Terry, and I'm writing an article for my school's newspaper on the alarming frequency of collisions and accidents in the triangle. I live in Raleigh, right off of Falls of Neuse, and the amount of accidents I've seen with my own eyes is staggering enough!

While I've already gathered reports about individual occurrences, I was just wondering if anyone knew of a good source with statistics on the overall rate of car accidents in Raleigh (or just the triangle in general). Or, alternatively, I was wondering if anyone felt like sharing their views or experiences about the "dangers of the road." The newspaper I'm writing for is The Peace Times, and, naturally, I would not fail to cite you if you assist me. I myself have been in two car accidents in Raleigh alone, but it's hard to find anyone at my school whom I can interview about their driving experiences in the triangle; I am attending an all-girls' college and most of these girls come from halfway across the country.


Regards, and happy driving,
Terry
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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I would contact the NC State Highway Patrol. I'm sure they keep statistics on accidents. They even have some listed on their webpage, but it doesn't say which area they are for. If they don't know, I'm sure they could point you to another agency (Raleigh Police Dept for instance) who would know.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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And a good source for ANY kind of research is your local reference librarian! That's what they get paid for!
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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Thanks to the both of you for the great advice!
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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Yeah, second the librarian comment. Far more reliable source of info than a bunch of random strangers on the internet.
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