With 320 miles of coastline, 65 major rivers, and 100 major lakes, North Carolina ranks high (14th from 1977-79) among the states in deaths by drowning. Examining the circumstances could lead to better prevention.
Bill Simpson began building safety equipment for racecars after he broke both arms in a race. After Dale Earnhardt's death, however, the integrity of his seat belt has been questioned. The fallout from the crash has resulted in serious repercussions for his company.