Watch for Me NC announces 2022 partners

Published 8:13 am Monday, April 11, 2022

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Twenty-two communities – including Kill Devil Hills and Elizabeth City – will soon benefit from participation in Watch for Me NC, a comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle safety program aimed at reducing bicycle and pedestrian crashes and fatalities in North Carolina.

Now in its ninth year, the Watch for Me NC program provides training for law enforcement officers on ways to improve safety for road users in their areas. Groups will also receive technical assistance, materials and purchased media promotion such as radio advertisements to bring attention to driver awareness and pedestrian and bicycle safety.

“We’re pleased to have these 22 communities working with us to keep cyclists, pedestrians and drivers safe in North Carolina,” said Mark Ezzell, director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. “The Watch for Me NC program equips these communities with valuable training, partnerships and resources that can be tailored to their unique needs and audiences.”

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The program leverages the strengths of law enforcement and public education to encourage safe and secure places to walk and bike.

The 2022 partner communities and counties are:
•    Apex (Wake)
•    Beaufort (Carteret)
•    Bogue Banks Coalition (Carteret)
•    Carrboro (Orange)
•    Chapel Hill (Orange)
•    Cornelius (Mecklenburg)
•    Creedmoor (Granville)
•    Davidson (Mecklenburg)
•    East Carolina University (Pitt)
•    Elizabeth City (Pasquotank)
•    Forest City (Rutherford)
•    Fuquay-Varina (Wake)
•    Greensboro (Guilford)
•    Greenville (Pitt)
•    Kannapolis (Cabarrus)
•    Kinston (Lenoir)
•    Kill Devil Hills (Dare)
•    Morrisville (Wake)
•    Murphy (Cherokee)
•    Shelby (Cleveland)
•    Sparta (Alleghany)
•    Wendell (Wake)

This year’s program is supported by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center provides technical support with program implementation and evaluation. For more information about the program, visit