4/13/2017 1:08:10 PM State Officials Launch Campaign to Reduce Speed-Related Traffic Fatalities
RALEIGH – Speeding on roadways has become one of the most dangerous traffic-related issues in North Carolina. In 2016, speeding was the cause of 369 fatalities and 18,956 crashes. The North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program...
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4/4/2017 4:00:21 PM North Carolina Reminds Motorists One Text or Call Could Wreck It All
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program has launched its annual One Text or Call Could Wreck It All campaign to encourage motorists to not drive distracted. The campaign reminds those behind the wheel of a vehicle...
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4/3/2017 4:25:37 PM Drive Smart, Do Your Part to Save Lives in Roadway Work Zones
Drive Smart, Do Your Part to Save Lives in Roadway Work Zones National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 3-7 RALEIGH – Warmer weather means that drivers will see more transportation workers on the state’s roads and highways as a new...
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3/16/2017 4:18:59 PM There is No Such Thing as a Lucky Charm if You Drink and Drive
RALEIGH – St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s biggest times to celebrate and party. But unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking alcohol, making the holiday also one of our most dangerous. The...
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1/23/2017 10:59:01 AM N.C. Official Named to National Child Passenger Safety Board
RALEIGH – The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program is proud to announce the appointment Bob Stevens to the National Child Passenger Safety Board. Stevens is the state’s Law Enforcement Liaison for the Governor’s Highway Safety Program...
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1/12/2017 12:52:12 PM State Arrests 2,664 Impaired Drivers Over the Holidays
RALEIGH – The annual Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Holiday Booze It & Lose It enforcement campaign removed thousands of impaired drivers from roadways.  State and local law enforcement arrested and charged 2,664 drivers for driving...
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12/22/2016 12:47:23 AM Governor’s Highway Safety Program – A Year of Reducing Traffic-Related Fatalities
RALEIGH - The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program made significant strides with several projects and initiatives launched in 2016 to reduce traffic-related crashes and fatalities on our roadways.   “I am proud of what we...
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12/9/2016 3:11:53 PM The Best Way to Spread the Holiday Spirit is Be Smarter When Driving
RALEIGH - This holiday season, law enforcement will be on every North Carolina road looking for impaired drivers as part of the annual year-end Booze It & Lose It enforcement campaign. “This ought to be the ‘most wonderful time of the...
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12/3/2016 12:51:45 AM Traffic-Related Deaths Remembered at Annual Tree of Life Lighting and Candlelight Vigil
RALEIGH– The “Tree of Life” was illuminated this evening on the grounds of the State Capitol in honor of the memory of the 1,387 lives lost on North Carolina highways in 2015. The Governor’s Highway Safety Program, Mothers Against Drunk...
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12/2/2016 11:20:46 AM 1,961 Safety Belt Violations Cited Over Thanksgiving Holiday
RALEIGH – State and local law enforcement officers issued 1,961 seat belt and 340 child passenger violations during the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign on Nov. 20–26.  “No one...
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