May is Motorcycle Safety Month
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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.

Our Mission

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

Throughout the month of May, local communities are celebrating the 12th annual National Bike & Roll to School Day! This is a celebration highlighting the importance of safe, active transportation to school and promoting accessible spaces for all active trips.

These events come in all sizes, for children of all abilities to learn safe and healthy habits together. They’re an easy way for students and families to try – they might be surprised at how little time it takes and how much everyone enjoys it!

Learn more National Bike & Roll to School Day.

LOOK TWICE, AND SHARE THE ROAD.

May is Motorcycle Safety Month. Motorists should be aware more than half of fatal motorcycle crashes result from collisions with other vehicles. Drivers simply don’t see the motorcycle or misjudge its distance and speed. Their smaller profile can make them appear farther away then they actually are. This combined with congested roadways and distracted driving leads to many preventable fatalities and injuries each year.

When getting ready to ride, always wear a quality, DOT- or Snell-Approved helmet along with other appropriate safety clothing. Remember to inspect your bike and gear before climbing on, and once you’re rolling – ride defensively!

Be aware of the blind spots of nearby drivers, give yourself extra space when you can, and always obey traffic laws and regulations.

Stay safe and enjoy the ride.

To learn more about Motorcycle Safety, visit this link…

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

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
NC Governor’s
Highway Safety Program
RALEIGH

Jennifer
Lichtneger

MEMBER
Mothers Against
Drunk Driving
RALEIGH

Rick
Pierce

MEMBER
National General
Insurance
WINSTON-SALEM

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