The department received applications earlier this year from areas interested in implementing Watch for Me NC in their own communities. A committee narrowed down the applicant pool, and announced the new partners today. The partners include agencies and organizations within the following counties:
Craven County/New Bern
Dare County/ Outer Banks communities
Greensboro/UNC-G and NCA&T
Jackson County/Sylva/Western Carolina University
New Hanover County/Wilmington/UNC-W
Watauga County/Boone/Appalachian State University
Several existing partners from previous years will continue to work with Watch for Me NC:
Chapel Hill/Carrboro/UNC-Chapel Hill
Durham/Duke/N.C. Central University
Raleigh/N.C. State University
As campaign partners, these communities will receive assistance with printed and multi-media materials and police officer enforcement training. Additionally, the Highway Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill will provide technical support with campaign implementation.
The Watch for Me NC campaign is a comprehensive approach to reducing bicycle and pedestrian crashes and fatalities in North Carolina. The campaign uses multi-media strategies to educate motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, and provides resources to law enforcement efforts.