Raleigh – The N.C. Department of Transportation will partner with communities from the mountains to the coast in 2016 as part of Watch for Me NC, the statewide pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign. The Watch for Me NC campaign is a comprehensive approach to reducing bicycle and pedestrian crashes and fatalities in North Carolina.
NCDOT received applications from areas interested in implementing Watch for Me NC programs in their communities and selected the following new partners:
• Brevard/Transylvania County
Many existing partners from previous years will also continue to work with Watch for Me NC:
• Chapel Hill
• Dare County (Outer Banks communities)
• Granville County
• New Bern
• New Hanover County
As campaign partners, these communities will receive printed materials and media advertisements to help improve public awareness for bicycle and pedestrian safety. Partner communities will also participate in specialized police officer training. The UNC Highway Safety Research Center will continue to provide technical support with campaign implementation. For more information about the campaign, visit the Watch for Me NC website.