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NC Vision Zero is a collaborative initiative to eliminate roadway deaths and injuries in North Carolina.

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Approximately 545 lives are saved each year by seat belt use in North Carolina

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In 2014, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for every age 5 through 24 in the United States.

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Every 51 minutes, someone is killed from alcohol-impaired driving in the United States.

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Each year, more than 3,360 pedestrians and bicyclists are hit by vehicles in North Carolina...

... representing over 15% of roadway fatalities last year.

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Envision this: a day with zero deaths on our roadways.

1 in 5 drivers

have experienced a crash

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780

Lives Lost on North Carolina Roads in 2016Through July 31, 2016

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91
Seat Belts
256
Speeding
51
Impaired Driving
753
Lane Departure
Get safety information for 16 different focus areas
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NC Vision Zero Principles

No loss of life on our roads is acceptable.

Traffic safety solutions, based on data-driven strategies, must have a zero tolerance approach to injury prevention.

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All road users deserve safe streets.

We all share the responsibility of making safe decisions on the road. Together, we can prevent crashes.

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Injury or death is not an inevitable price to pay for mobility.

By designing roads and vehicles to forgive human mistakes, we can build a system which protects its users.

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Follow the Three

Save Yourself & Me

Only drive sober

In 2015, over 30% of fatal crashes involved alcohol-impairment

Always wear a seat belt

In 2015, 42% of people killed were not buckled up

Follow the speed limit

In 2015, over 30% of fatal crashes involved speeding

Updates
November 4, 2016 • News & Updates
World Day of Remembrance

Last year, over 1,400 North Carolinians left for a destination and never made it home. This November, NC Vision Zero will host the second annual World Day of Remembrance exhibit to raise awareness to this public health issue and to honor the lives lost on North Carolina roads. The remembrance exhibit will feature over 1,400 […]

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October 12, 2016 • News & Updates
Governor McCrory Launches New Initiative to Eliminate Deaths on North Carolina Roadways

Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson announced a new initiative championed by Governor Pat McCrory to eliminate roadway deaths in NC. NC Vision Zero seeks to bring together multiple agencies and stakeholders to engineer safer roads, educate all road users, and enforce life-saving traffic laws. Read more about the goals of this initiative from the NCDOT‘s press release.

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