– The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast.
Child Passenger Safety
As kids start going back to school and life get busier, now’s the time to check your child’s safety seat. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 1-19.
Many people don’t know that children should ride in the backseat until age 13. It’s also a good idea to choose soft toys that won’t injure your child in a crash and secure any loose items in the car.
Safe Kids NC runs inspection stations where experts will check your child’s seat to ensure it’s installed correctly and is the right seat for their age, weight and height.
Visit them online to find one near you and get additional safety tips.
Governor’s School Supply Drive
The Governor’s School Supply Drive is collecting school items until Aug. 16.
Typical supplies such as paper, pens, pencils, spiral notebooks and tissues can be
dropped off at all State Employee Credit Union branches across the state. The supplies will be delivered to schools later this month.
Office of Civil Rights Symposium
There’s still time to register for this year’s Southern Transportation Civil Rights Executive Council Training Symposium. It’s happening Aug. 19-22 in Charlotte.
The symposium brings together public and private civil rights program administrators and professionals, as well as other transportation partners, to provide training in all the Federal Highway Administration’s Civil Rights Programs.