NATIONAL PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK

is January 21-28, 2024.
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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:

Drunk, drugged and distracted driving are on the rise. Telling people to drive safely isn’t enough – passengers can play a more active role in their own safety and that of others.

That is why We Save Lives and the National Road Safety Foundation launched The National Passenger Safety Campaign, to bring together other organizations that believe that it’s time to focus on the passenger, and not just the driver. The goal is to promote safe driving practices and prevent unsafe ones by empowering passengers to “SPEAK UP” when their lives are in danger due to a reckless driver. So far more than 60 other organizations have joined the coalition, with more to come.  

“One courageous voice can change one deadly choice.”

%

of vehicular deaths in 2020 were passengers.

vehicular traffic fatalities in 2020 were passengers.

%

of teen passenger deaths occurred with teen drivers.

Hear the stories of lives affected by passengers not taking a stand…

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

on Social Media

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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