Our vision: preventing the dangerous behaviors which kill and injure people on our roads.
Following traffic laws can save your life and your money.
In 1993 and 1994, high-intensity well-publicized enforcement efforts for the Click It or Ticket campaign, including over 6,000 checkpoints and over 58,000 citations, resulted in an increase in belt use from 64 to 81 percent (Williams, Wells, and Foss).
The Watch for Me NC program utilizes police enforcement to improve pedestrian yielding behaviors in North Carolina. Driver yielding rates at select enforcement sites increased 15-16% in less than two years in the program (Watch for Me NC, 2014).
A violation of the move over law can cost almost $500.
“The ultimate goal is to protect all road users. Every action has a consequence. That is why the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is committed and determined in taking a hard line stance on NC Vision Zero. We cannot do this alone and thus we are proud to stand alongside such agencies as NCDOT, EMS, NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program, Driver’s Education, and Students Against Destructive Decisions. No one person or organization can by themselves change traffic behavior. It is going to take the commitment from all of us to make this happen. The only acceptable number of traffic deaths and serious injuries is zero.”
– Captain Freddy L. Johnson, Jr., North Carolina State Highway Patrol, member of the NC Vision Zero Task Force