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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.

For the official public launch of NCAST, the focus is on promoting awareness of safety issues specific to younger motorists.

Teen drivers are especially at risk on the roads, with vehicle crashes the leading cause of death in America among those under 21.

The inexperience and impulsiveness of teen drivers is a significant reason for their high crash rates, making important the safety features of the vehicles they drive as well as getting plenty of supervised driving practice.

Slow down, travel light, have a little fun.

For over 20 years, the 3rd Monday in June* has been designated as Ride to Work Day. This annual event offers more than a million commuters the opportunity to recognize motorcycles, mopeds, and – increasingly – electric scooters and bicycles as a fun, efficient and viable means to make your trip to and from work.

Not only does this day give participants a chance to leave a lot of the standard baggage of the daily commute behind, it reinforces safe and responsible riding habits, and reminds our fellow drivers in cars, SUVs and other vehicles to stay aware and share the road!

Everyone may enjoy a little less congestion, find parking a little bit easier, and make the beginning and end of your workday a little more enjoyable.

Stay safe and enjoy the ride.

To learn more about Ride to Work Day, Click the logo above to visit the official website.

*With the recently established United States federal holiday of Juneteenth being the same day as the current RTW Day, many business and government entities will be closed. Because RTW Day is about riding to work (as well as for utility transportation), starting in 2024 RTW Day will annually be on the Second Tuesday in June.

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
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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