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This Week at NCDOT: DMV and Wake Tech Partnership, NC Moves Survey, Animal-Vehicle Crashes Soar



​​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.

NCDMV, Wake Tech Students Partner for COVID-19 Temperature Checks

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and Wake Tech Community College are teaming up to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the NCDMV headquarters. 

Since August, students at Wake Tech have been conducting temperature checks and COVID-19 screenings of the nearly 200 employees at the Raleigh office.

The project keeps NCDMV employees safe while students earn valuable experience and credit needed to graduate.

NC Moves 2050 Survey

After nearly two years of getting feedback from people across the state, the department has developed draft recommendations for NC Moves 2050​: North Carolina’s 30-year transportation plan.

Now, we are giving people one final opportunity to comment on the draft recommendations that will be used in the final transportation plan. You have until Nov. 9. 

Animal-Vehicle Crashes Soar in Latest Report

The frequency of animal-vehicle crashes climbed considerably in the latest annual report from NCDOT. There was an increase of more than 2,300 crashes in 2019 when compared to the 2018 statewide total, with the overall figure reaching more than 20,000 crashes.

North Carolina is entering the three worst months for such crashes – so make sure to: 

  • Drive slowly in areas posted with deer crossing signs;

  • Drive with high beams on when possible;

  • Assume there’s more than one; 

  • Don’t swerve to avoid contact with the animal; and

  • Always wear your seatbelt.

National Teen Driver Safety Week

As we continue our weekly safety tips during October, which is statistically the deadliest month on North Carolina roadways, we want to remind you it’s National Teen Driver Safety Week.

Parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules to stay safe behind the wheel, like:

  • Avoid distracted driving;

  • Don’t drive while impaired;

  • Always buckle up;

  • Limit the number of passengers; 

  • Obey the speed limit.

So, talk to your teen about following the rules before they hit the road.​


10/23/2020 11:56 AM