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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.

A major focus of NCAST is 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.

Our Mission

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

SPOTLIGHT:
TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK

NCAST promotes awareness of driving safety issues in general, and our organization recognizes the unique dangers specific to younger motorists. Teens with limited driving experience are especially at risk on the roads, with vehicle crashes the leading cause of death in America among those under 21.

During National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15th-21st, NCAST is encouraging teens to take the BeSafe Pledge –to avoid distractions while driving, to learn and obey all traffic laws, and to urge their friends do the same. Those who pledge this week will be eligible to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

So take the Pledge, tell your friends and classmates to do the same for a chance on a little extra incentive to be safer behind the wheel.

Watch helpful videos & learn more from the experts…

See teens talk about common driving distractions on our latest public service awareness campaign.

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Teen Driving Safety

A mom and daughter reverse roles while discussing safety features that are most important for young drivers.

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The Safest Vehicles For Teens

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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