It’s that time of year again – high school students get dressed up and head to the prom. It is supposed to be a wonderful night full of fun, friends a good time. In an effort to boost teen driving safety, especially during the prom season, The NC Highway Patrol launched its “Drive to Live” this week. The program is designed to help teach young drivers the dangerousness in irresponsible and reckless driving habits.
“I ask you to take the time to sit down with your teen to explain the dangers of risk-taking behavior,” Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety Reuben Young told attendees.
More about the Drive to Live campaign may be found here and here.
The driving agreement can be found here.
No need to Speed Campaign Results
The “No Need to Speed” effort which ran throughout the state including Raleigh, Cary, and Durham March 28-April 3, netted 12,476 speeders according to the release by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. During this time 2,468 safety belt violations were noted and 436 child passenger violations. It is important that people remember to wear their seat belts. However, even more critical, please ensure that your child is properly restrained in an approved child restraint system. It can truly save their life.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident or suffered other injuries due to negligence of another, call the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood to discuss your legal rights. Call today, 919.233.0520.
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