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We’re excited to announce that our Teen Safe Driving television campaign has won two #Telly Awards!

The spot features a mother and teen daughter discussing important safety features and smart driving habits.  

With nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe, the Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders including BBC World Service, Netflix,Jennifer Garner, A&E Networks, Nickelodeon, National Geographic Society, ESPN Films, and more.

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:
CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY

Car crashes are a leading cause of death among children. On average, two children under 13 were killed and an estimated 374 were injured every day in 2019 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans. Child Passenger Safety Week is this September 17-23, 2023 and it highlights the importance of selecting the appropriate type of seat for your child whatever age they may be. Saturday, September 23, 2023 is also National Seat Check Saturday. Take a little time to check to look over the information on NHTSA.gov/TheRightSeat. and be sure your family’s safety and booster seats still match the height and weight restrictions for your kids

To learn more, 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
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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