3/13/2015 3:03:42 PM St. Patrick’s Day Booze It & Lose It Campaign Kicks Off Today
RALEIGH – St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, and good luck. But not even the luck of the Irish can protect you from the risks of driving after drinking.  The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s...
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2/15/2015 7:49:35 PM Annual Highway Safety Symposium Postponed
CONCORD – The Annual Highway Safety Symposium that was slated to begin tomorrow at the Concord Convention Center has been postponed due to the winter weather that is forecasted to impact the vast majority of the state.  The annual...
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1/30/2015 12:58:21 PM Avoid Penalties and Designate a Sober Driver on Super Bowl Sunday
RALEIGH - A solid game plan is the first step to victory both on the football field and on the highway. To avoid costly penalties this Super Bowl Sunday, the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program...
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12/22/2014 9:46:53 AM 20|20 Hindsight Series Remembers Lives Lost and Works to Prevent Future Tragedies
RALEIGH – In the 20 years since “Booze It & Lose It” began in North Carolina, nearly 8,500 people have lost their lives in crashes involving alcohol. While even one death due to drunk driving is too many, the “Booze It & Lose It” campaign...
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12/12/2014 9:47:27 AM 20th Anniversary of “Booze It & Lose It” Commemorated with New Website, Video Series
RALEIGH – The holidays are a joyous time of year often celebrated by gathering with friends and family. Too often, though, people make the decision to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. This choice can lead to deadly...
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12/5/2014 9:47:44 AM “Tree of Life” Commemorates Lives Lost on North Carolina’s Highways in 2013
RALEIGH – The annual “Tree of Life” was illuminated this evening on the grounds of the State Capitol in memory of the 1,278 lives lost on North Carolina highways last year. Representatives from the N.C. Department of Transportation, the...
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11/24/2014 9:47:53 AM Don’t Be a Turkey. Buckle Up!
RALEIGH – Every year, thousands of people travel on North Carolina’s roadways to spend time with loved ones over the Thanksgiving holiday. For most of them, it’s a trip full of family, food and fellowship. But, for those travelers that...
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11/12/2014 3:39:27 PM Nearly 600 Drunk Drivers Arrested in North Carolina During Halloween “Booze It & Lose It” Campaign
RALEIGH – During this year’s Halloween “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, law enforcement officers from across the state arrested 583 drunk drivers before they could create real life nightmares on North Carolina’s roadways.  “The safety and...
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10/31/2014 8:23:28 AM Halloween “Booze It & Lose It” Campaign Kicks Off
RALEIGH – Halloween festivities usually involve spooky tricks and sweet treats, but the scariest situations of all can often be found on North Carolina’s highways. Drunk drivers make a terrifying decision when they get behind the wheel and...
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10/17/2014 4:12:15 PM NCDOT to Emphasize Top Five Tips during National Teen Driver Safety Week
RALEIGH – Car crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in North Carolina. In an effort to save young lives, the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program are partnering during...
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