RALEIGH – 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.
100 Deadliest Days of Summer
This week begins the 100 deadliest days of summer, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen drivers rises.
More people, including teenagers, travel between Memorial Day and Labor Day. As coronavirus restrictions ease across the state, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding parents, teachers and caretakers to talk to young people about safety on the road.
Speeding, drinking and driving, and distracted driving are leading contributors to crashes involving teenage drivers, and all are preventable.
For more information, including ideas for conversation starters, go to ncdot.gov and search “teen drivers.”
Hurricane Season Officially Begins June 1
Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November.
There's still time to prepare. Discuss your emergency plans with your family. Update your emergency supplies and review your homeowner and renter insurance policies.
This year, it’s also important for you and your families to consider how COVID-19 might alter your typical plans during hurricane season. For instance, an emergency kit should include hand sanitizer, cleaning materials and face coverings to protect you and others in case you have to spend time at a shelter.
Go to the department’s website, and search “storm FAQ” for answers to storm preparations, potential evacuation details, and current traffic information.
More Information on COVID-19
Finally, it continues to be important to know where you can find the most reliable information about COVID-19.
North Carolina is frequently updating its
COVID-19 website. The website contains the latest data about the virus, tips for social distancing, plus unemployment information and where to find help for small businesses.
NCDOT continues to also provide updates as necessary and those can be found on our website.