MOVE OVER. SLOW DOWN.

Don't put those on the roadside at risk.
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Our Vision

All North Carolinians getting where they are going safely.

While North Carolina has a dynamic community of issue-specific transportation safety advocates, what was missing was one organization with expertise in conducting high-impact public communications efforts, providing effective grassroots and grasstops citizen engagement, and serving to champion public policies that promote better behaviors to combat perils to safety across all forms and manner of transportation.

The North Carolina Alliance for Safe Transportation (NCAST) was created to be that organization, with one goal in mind: reduce the number of transportation-related crashes, injuries and fatalities in North Carolina.

Create a video, billboard design or radio spot to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You can speak to them on this subject in a way that adults cannot – the more impact you make, the more lives you can save.

Not only can you win scholarships worth up to $8000, but your creative vision may be turned into a PSA and distributed nationally! Deadlines are approaching, so click below for entry details.

Our Mission

To drive behaviors that promote and encourage safe use of North Carolina’s transportation network.

SPOTLIGHT:

HIGHWAY HEROES AT RISK

Struck and killed. It’s a chilling reality— not only for roadside assistance providers (RAPs), including tow truck drivers, mobile mechanics, emergency roadside technicians, and safety service patrols who put themselves at risk every day to help others — but regular drivers like you dealing with a flat or other car trouble. New research reveals that vehicle collisions with roadside workers are not always the result of poor visibility. More often than not, speed, driver distractions, and/or impairment are a factor.

BE AWARE BEHIND THE WHEEL!

  • Speed Limits – 89% of the crashes occurred at locations with 55 mph or higher speed limits, almost all on interstates or other limited-access highways.
  • Weather Conditions – 84% of crashes occurred in good weather without precipitation/slippery road conditions.
  • Time of Day – 63% occurred during darkness, of which nearly two-thirds were at locations without street lighting. But 34% of the crashes were in daylight.
  • Driver Distraction/Impairment/Fatigue – 63% occurred in crashes in which the striking vehicle had already left the road and was traveling on the shoulder or beyond before impact. This suggests the involvement of factors such as impairment, fatigue, or distraction. More than one-third of striking drivers who were tested for alcohol were alcohol-positive. But nearly half were not tested.

SLOW DOWN. MOVE OVER.

Remember to give space and reaction time to ANYONE (not just roadside assistance, police, fire, EMS) working on the side of the road. Every ounce of awareness could be the difference between life and death.

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LINKS & RESOURCES

This section provides teens and their parents/guardians with driving safety information from trusted sources.

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The Safest New And Used Vehicles For Teen Drivers

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UNC HSRC’s Center For The Study Of Young Drivers

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Safe Driving Tips For Teens And Their Parents

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A Comprehensive Strategic Guide To Safer Teen Driving

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Injury Prevention And Control: A Guide To Teen Driving

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Teen Drivers:
Start the Conversation

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The Biggest Threat To Your Teen Is Sitting In Your Driveway

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Evidence-Based Education To Stop The Number One Killer Of Teens

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Learn About The StreetSafe Lifesaving Driving Experience

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A Conversation Starter On Reducing Distracted Driving Risk For Teens

What’s Happening

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What’s Happening

In The News

CHARLOTTE TODAY

Keeping young drivers and teen drivers safe

INSIDE LOOK

Teen Driver Safety Week 2023

HIGHWAY SAFETY GRANTS

Advocacy and Educational Initiatives

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joe
Stewart

CHAIR
Independent Insurance
Agents of North Carolina
RALEIGH

Tiffany
Wright

VICE CHAIR
AAA Carolinas
Foundation
CHARLOTTE

John
Hardin

SECRETARY/TREASURER
Insurance Federation
of North Carolina
RALEIGH

Julia
Casadonte

MEMBER
Wake Co. Marketing Mgr. for
Recruitment & Retention
RALEIGH

Col. Michael w.
Gilchrist

MEMBER
NCSHP (Retired)
Consultant MGI, Inc.
RALEIGH

Susan Evans
MD, MBA, FACHE

MEMBER
Chief of Surgical Critical Care
Atrium Health
CHARLOTTE

Jennifer
Lichtneger

MEMBER
Mothers Against
Drunk Driving
RALEIGH

Rick
Pierce

MEMBER
National General
Insurance
WINSTON-SALEM

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