Our vision: preparing all road users to safely navigate traffic.
In North Carolina, new drivers between the ages of 15 and 18 must complete the NC Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program, which consists of driver’s education and two levels of permit restrictions preceding a full provisional license. Driver’s Education is provided in all 115 school districts in North Carolina and is available to all public, private, charter, federal and home school students enrolled in the state.
The Be a PEACH Program teaches young people how to speak up if a driver is being unsafe. Using the PEACH acronym, passengers of any age can learn to advocate for their own safety when riding in a vehicle.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) offers educational programs for young people, parents, and community members to learn about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) has peer-to-peer educational programs in schools all over North Carolina.
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