Watch for Me NC
North Carolina, the Triangle area in particular, routinely ranks as one of the most dangerous places for pedestrians. Each year in the Triangle, more than 400 people are hit while walking and 180 are hit while bicycling.
Watch for Me NC is a comprehensive campaign aimed at reducing the number of pedestrians and bicyclists hit and injured in crashes with vehicles. The program is a collaborative effort with state and local transportation agencies.
The campaign consists of safety and educational messages directed toward drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, and an enforcement effort by area police to crack down on some of the violations of safety laws.
While the Watch for Me NC campaign is ultimately intended to be a statewide effort. The program is currently being piloted in several Triangle communities:
- Chapel Hill
- Wake Forest
Bike Safe NC
Bike Safe NC and the NC State Highway Patrol invite motorcyclists to participate in Rider Skills Days that offer assessment on present driving skills and advice to help make their experience as a motorcyclist safer and more enjoyable.
As well as professional riding techniques, topics covered include the system of motorcycle control, collision causation factors and security.
The Rider Skills Days are run during the week and on weekends, by highly qualified police motorcyclists passing on their wealth of knowledge and experience in a friendly and informal manner.
Held at various location around the state, the previously booked days include both classroom-based advice and on-road ride-outs.
Whether you ride a high powered performance machine or a smaller commuter bike, if you are serious about staying safe on North Carolina’s roads, you should reserve your seat in one of our Rider Skills Days now.
Vehicle Security Tips
- Take the extra time to ensure car doors are locked.
- Place shopping bags in trunks, if possible.
- Remove GPS units, mobile video players, cell phones, iPods, etc. from plain view.
- Park under light poles or near the entry / exit doors.
- Report any suspicious activity directly to the police department.
School Bus Safety
Some Wake County schools operate on a year-round schedule, which is why drivers should always slow down and be more cautious to children on the roadside. Passing a stopped school bus is illegal and very dangerous.
Check out information on bus stop and bus safety online.