Car accidents are caused by a variety of reasons. One major cause of car accidents is traffic rule violations. Distracted driving, in which the driver's ability to drive safely is compromised due to various diversions, is also a leading cause of car accidents in North Carolina.
North Carolina, with the governor's support, has enacted very strict rules and laws that address impaired driving or driving while intoxicated. The state has a history of tough responses to impaired driving with various levels of DWI charges. Even prior to this initiative, the state had often confiscated and sold a car if its driver was found to be a habitual DWI offender. The state believes the initiatives are necessary to curb drunk driving car accidents.