Merck Foundation and African First Ladies marking World Cancer Day 2023 through 110 scholarships of Oncology Fellowships in 25 countriesRead more Supporting women leaders and aspirants to unleash their potentialRead more Fake medicines kill almost 500,000 sub-Saharan Africans a year: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reportRead more Climate crisis and migration: Greta Thunberg supports International Organization for Migration (IOM) over ‘life and death’ issueRead more United Nations (UN) Convenes Lake Chad Countries, Amid Growing Regional CrisisRead more 11 Disruptive Startups Selected for Cohort 3 of the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator Program powered by Startupbootcamp AfricaRead more Africa Data Centres breaks ground on new Sameer facility in NairobiRead more Coffee with a human face: A union that improves livelihoods for Ugandan farmersRead more Trends Predicted to drive the retail industry in 2023Read more Vantage Capital exits Pétro IvoireRead more

RPD, Highway Patrol Join Forces to Save Lives, Reduce Collisions

show caption
Print Friendly and PDF

Nov 28, 2022 - 06:56 AM

The Raleigh Police Department and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are joining forces to save lives and reduce traffic collisions in Raleigh and the surrounding areas this holiday season. Their work will focus on speed reduction through awareness and their presence and enforcement efforts.

“This partnership is a display of our commitment to all who will be traveling on our roadways this holiday season,” says Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson in a new video. “We are committed to do all we can to make sure you spend the holidays with family and friends and not dealing with the aftermath of what are often preventable tragedies.”

Speeding continues to be a risk to public safety and increases the likelihood of serious injury and death in motor vehicle collisions, adds Colonel Freddy Johnson, commander of the Highway Patrol.

In 2021 across North Carolina, 423 lives were lost in collisions that speed was shown to be a contributing factor. “We must collectively do better; the consequences are too great,” Johnson says.

Source: City of Raleigh

  • bio
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • latest posts

MAORANDCITIES.COM uses both Facebook and Disqus comment systems to make it easier for you to contribute. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. All comments should be relevant to the topic. By posting, you agree to our Privacy Policy. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, name-calling, foul language or other inappropriate behavior. Please keep your comments relevant and respectful. By leaving the ‘Post to Facebook’ box selected – when using Facebook comment system – your comment will be published to your Facebook profile in addition to the space below. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the Facebook comment box to report spam or abuse. You can also email us.