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I pledge to avoid distractions while driving, and to learn and obey all traffic laws.


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A Non-Profit Public Service Organization

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. Take the Be Safe Driving Pledge to stay focused behind the wheel this summer– you'll be automatically registered for the chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!



Across the United States, over 7,000 people died in teen-related crashes from 2010–2019 during the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Teen drivers have a higher rate of fatal crashes due to lack of experience behind the wheel and driver distractions – especially if their friends are in the car. NCAST is encouraging teens to take the Be Safe Pledge – to avoid distractions while driving, to learn and obey all traffic laws, and to urge your friends do the same.

Whether you're driving alone or with friends, use common sense and avoid scary behavior. Texting and emailing while driving is illegal, and playing games, browsing the internet or social media while driving is dangerously distracting. Don't drive if drowsy, and NEVER get behind the wheel if you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If you're riding with a fellow teen who’s driving, avoid distracting them and encourage other passengers to do the same. 

Don’t Clown Around.


Limit Passengers

When a teen driver has their friends in the car, the risk of a crash increases dramatically! Two additional passengers increase the risk of a crash by 158%.

Eliminate Distractions

It’s just not worth the risk! That text, TikTok, or email can wait. Instead, focus on driving, or pull over to a safe location if you must interact with your phone.

Restrict Night Driving

Reduced visibility, inexperience, and driver drowsiness are factors that make night driving dangerous for teens. Depending on your age, curfew restrictions may also apply.

Driving Tips To Keep Summer Safe

Wear Your Seat Belt

Using a safety belt is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Also encourage your friends to buckle up every trip, every time.

Obey Posted Speed Limits

Speed is a factor in more than 33% of all fatal teen crashes. Observing speed limits greatly reduces the likelihood of being involved in a crash.

Always Pay Attention

A second of inattention can be a fatal mistake. Scanning the road ahead helps you remain alert, and be prepared for hazards or changing traffic conditions.

NEVER Drive Impaired

Drugs and alcohol alter your coordination, reaction time, and other driving skills. Never ride with an impaired driver, and always have a plan to get home safe!

Visit our main site at BeSafeNC.org

ELIGIBILITY: Promotion is open to legal residents who are 14 years of age or older. Employees of NCAST (“Promotional Participant”),  and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate families (children and siblings) are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, all eligible registrants must complete an online pledge form on a dedicated website (https://www.besafenc.org/deadliest-days/)  to enter. Registrants will provide name, email address, mailing address and school affiliation. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 15th, 2024 to be eligible. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit one (1) entry per person and per email throughout the Promotion Period. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor’s clock is the official timekeeper of this Promotion.

RANDOM DRAWING: Sponsor will select 10 winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Prior to August 1st, 2024, winners will be notified via email. Potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release after the date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within a specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner, or the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received.

INDIVIDUAL PRIZE ( 10 TOTAL): $25 Amazon Gift Cards will be awarded to 10 randomly selected winners.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, and all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winner. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize (or portion thereof) accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. No substitution, assignment, transfer, or cash equivalent of prize (or portion thereof) is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating in the Promotion, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Promotion; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity (including any travel/activity related thereto) or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize (or portion thereof); and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph, entry, and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on his/her own or through someone else regarding his/her participation in the Promotion without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.

MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize, or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for any injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or associated websites, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised for any reason, including virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion (or portion thereof) and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner in a random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received prior to action taken. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of North Carolina, USA.

PRIVACY: Information collected from participants shall not be sold to any third parties and shall only be used by the Sponsor and Promotional Participant in furtherance of the Promotion.


Official Rules

The NCAST Take the Pledge Challenge (the “Promotion”) starts on May 26th, 2024, at 12:00 a.m Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on July 15th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET (“Promotion Period”). The Promotion is sponsored and administered by NCAST.

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This public service campaign made possible through a grant from IIANC and North Carolina’s Trustedchoice.com insurance agents.


For 16 years, the United States Department of Transportation has built awareness around the unique issues young drivers face.