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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 form and manner of transportation— from quiet mountain towns, through the vibrant cities of the Piedmont, to our relaxed coastal communities.

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 the Old North State.

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

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

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

Our Mission

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

OUR NEW MESSAGE

The aim of this television and online campaign is to encourage families with teen drivers or soon-to-be drivers to take some time while together during the holidays to have a conversation about ensuring that vehicles these young motorist drive have as many modern safety features as possible, and that they consistently engage in the good driving behaviors when behind the wheel

The spot features a mother and teen daughter discussing the most important safety features a vehicle should have if driven by a young, inexperienced driver— and the smart driving habits that will maximize their benefit of this equipment.  

Our web address is listed at the end of the ad, providing resources to teens and their parents or guardians will find very useful and informative in helping to keep these new drivers safe.

LINKS & RESOURCES

This section provides teens and their parents/guardians with thoroughly researched and vetted 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 EducationTo Stop The Number One Killer Of Teens

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Learn About The StreetSafe Lifesaving Driving Experience

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

While our leadership shares the common trait of being committed to keeping young drivers safe, we’re proud of our diverse backgrounds and areas of experience and expertise. 

Joe Stewart

Joe Stewart

Chair • Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina • Raleigh
Tiffany Wright

Tiffany Wright

Vice Chair
AAA Carolinas Foundation
Charlotte
John Hardin

John Hardin

Secretary/Treasurer
Insurance Federation of North Carolina • Raleigh
Julia Casadonte

Julia Casadonte

NC Governor’s
Highway Safety Program
NCDOT • Raleigh

Jennifer Lichtneger

Jennifer Lichtneger

Mothers Against
Drunk Driving
Raleigh

Col. Glenn M. McNeill, Jr.

Col. Glenn M. McNeill, Jr.

Commander, NC State Highway Patrol (ret.) • Cary

Rick Pierce

Rick Pierce

National General Insurance (an Allstate Company)
Winston-Salem

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