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Featured Safety Focus: Seat Belts

Wearing your seat belt is the best thing you can do to protect yourself from serious or fatal injury in a crash.

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Featured Safety Focus: Distracted Driving

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Featured Safety Focus: Speeding

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Featured Safety Focus: Drinking & Driving

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Featured Safety Focus: Train

Freight and passenger trains are always running in North Carolina. At any moment, a 400,000 pound train could be barreling toward you that you may not see or hear.

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Focus Areas

NC Vision Zero focuses on all factors which can lead to a crash, including road user demographics, vehicle type, roadway design, and human behavior. Explore each safety focus area to learn more.

88
Seat Belts
Over 88% of North Carolinians buckle up.
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92
Distracted Driving
Over 92% of North Carolinians would stop a driver from using a hand-held phone while driving.
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97
Speeding
Over 97%of North Carolinians say that arriving safely is more important than being on time.
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87
Drinking & Driving
87% of surveyed North Carolinians reported that they would stop someone from drinking and driving.
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841
Lane Departure
841 people killed by a lane departure in 2016
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21
Drowsy Driving
21% of fatal crashes involve a drowsy driver
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20
Drugged Driving
In 2013 - 2014, NHTSA's National Roadside Survey found that 20% of drivers tested positive for potentially impairing drugs.
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231
Pedestrians
In 2019, 231 people were struck and killed on North Carolina roads.
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60
Teen Drivers
Teen drivers must complete 60 hours of supervised driving practice to receive a drivers license.
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960
Bicycle
960 bicyclists are hit by vehicles every year
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237
Older drivers
237 people killed in crashes involving older drivers in 2016
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263
Child Passenger
$263: driving with an unbuckled passenger aged 15 or younger
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1,669
Motorcycle
1,669 lives were saved by motorcycle helmets in 2014
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5
Train
5 people killed at railroad crossings in 2014
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17.3
School Bus
School buses keep 17.3 million cars off the roads each year
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5,831
Work Zone
5,831 work zone crashes in 2016
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13,519
Commercial Motor Vehicles
13,519 commercial motor vehicle crashes in 2016
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