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Make traffic safety PERSONAL.

What makes the phrase “traffic safety” meaningful to you? Were you once the victim of unsafe driving? Was there someone you knew – a friend or family-member, perhaps? Share your story with us.

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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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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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1,396

Lives Lost on North Carolina Roads in 2017

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43
Drugged Driving
91
Seat Belts
256
Speeding
51
Drinking & Driving
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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
September 10, 2018 • News & Updates
World Day of Remembrance

      They could still be here—the 1,412 human beings killed last year on North Carolina roads. On the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, a pair of shoes, still, empty, stand for each one. To honor them, and to expose the dire cost of unsafe driving, NC Vision Zero will host […]

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October 19, 2017 • Uncategorized
Teen Driver Safety Week – A Practical Interlude

Notable advocates of teen driver safety argue compellingly that teenagers drive unsafely because they lack experience.  To protect teen drivers–and everyone on the road–therefore, authorities have stipulated rules intended to mitigate the effects of inexperience.  In theory, deferring to these rules, rather than acting on impulse (as experienced drivers do), will make teenagers safer drivers. […]

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