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Julia Casadonte
Communications Officer
North Carolina Department of Transportation

James Gallagher
Communications Manager, Pedestrian and Bicycling Programs
UNC Highway Safety Research Center

2016 Media Coverage

April 19, 2016: Yearly initiative aims to protect, inform pedestrians

April 7, 2016: Soapbox derby, bicycle safety event set for Saturday

March 26: 2016: Jimmie Johnson to cycle through Asheville

March 25: 2016: CX champ Tim Johnson to ride through Greenville

March 17, 2016: Brevard/Transylvania County Join ‘Watch For Me NC’ Campaign-Brevard NC

March 17, 2016: NCDOT Announces 2016 Watch for Me NC Partners, Boone A Partner Again

March 17, 2016: Brevard / Transylvania County Join ‘Watch For Me NC’ Campaign-Brevard NC

March 17, 2016: NCDOT announces 2016 Watch for Me NC partners

Jan. 27, 2016:Letter: Kudos for ‘Watch For Me NC’ role 

Jan. 23, 2016: 2 incidents prompts NCDOT to stress bicycle safety

Jan. 14, 2016: Terri Buckner: The New Year’s resolutions I wish for our local governments

Jan. 12, 2016: Asheville ‘Watch for Me’ Campaign Results

Jan. 12: 2016: Davidson wins AAA traffic safety award

Jan. 12: 2016: Police: Pedestrian, cyclist crashes down in Asheville

Jan. 11, 2016: Asheville’s pedestrian, bicycle crashes lower during City’s Watch for Me campaign

Jan. 11, 2016: Watch for Me Campaign wraps up with citywide pedestrian and bicycle crash reduction

2015 Media Coverage

Dec. 2, 2015: City of Charlotte Watch for Me NC Safety Campaign Update

Nov. 13, 2015: NCDOT Celebrates 2015 Watch for Me N.C. Campaign

Nov. 12, 2015: Durham celebrates participation in ‘Watch for Me NC’ safety campaign

Nov. 12, 2015: Durham celebrates participation in ‘Watch for Me NC’ safety campaign

Nov. 12, 2015: Police, DOT secretary celebrate Watch for Me NC bike, pedestrian safety campaign 

Nov. 11, 2015: Asheville to give flags to street crossers

Oct. 30, 2015: Highway Patrol: Drivers should be wary on Halloween; drinking drivers targeted, too

Oct. 28, 2015: Watch for Me NC: Clearing Up Crosswalk Confusion

Oct. 4, 2015: Hardin Park School to celebrate International Walk to School Day

Sept. 17, 2015: City of Charlotte Bicycle Safety video

Sept. 17, 2015: City of Charlotte Crosswalk Safety video

Aug. 29, 2015: CMPD Conducts 1st “Watch for Me NC” Operation on Beatties Ford Road

Aug. 27, 2015: Campus Joins in “Watch for Me Asheville” Campaign to Promote Safety for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Aug. 23, 2015:Macon-Bibb public health officials trying to prevent pedestrian fatalities 

Aug. 19, 2015: Boone Bike Rodeo for Kids at Hardin Park on Saturday

Aug. 15, 2015: Greenville police hand out ‘thank you’ tickets

Aug. 15, 2015: Greenville Police Department starts ‘good ticket’ campaign

Aug. 15, 2015: Greenville drivers excited to get tickets from police

Aug. 15, 2015: Greenville Police encourage pedestrian safety by handing out “tickets” 

Aug. 5, 2015: Asheville traffic safety campaign starts; warning tickets issued

Aug. 1, 2015: DOT program educates folks on traffic laws

July 31, 2015: Raleigh Partners With NCDOT in Watch for Me NC Program

July 29, 2015: Pedestrian, Bicyclist Safety Campaign to Launch in Asheville

July 29, 2015: City to kick off Watch for Me pedestrian, bicyclist safety campaign

July 29, 2015: More warnings, tickets for Asheville cyclists, pedestrians 

July 28, 2015: Slow down for safety

July 26, 2015: SPEED TRAPS: Traffic cops set targets

July 22, 2015: Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Seminar

July 22, 2015: Officers train in bike, ped safety enforcement

July 14, 2015: Watch for Me NC Asheville video

May 24, 2015: Greensboro officials, cyclists seek safer roads

May 1, 2015: National Bike Month: Know NC Bike Laws, Rules, Statistics

April 25, 2015: Marion to launch bike, pedestrian safety effort

April 22, 2015: Merrimon madness: Addressing safety risks along Asheville’s major roadways

April 21, 2015: Watch for Me NC Announces 2015 Partners

April 20, 2015: Chapel Hill Continues Partnership with Watch For Me NC

March 17, 2015: Safety Efforts Ramp Up as Temps Heat Up

Jan. 31, 2015: Behind The Wheel: Competition means lower gas prices

Jan. 28, 2015: NCDOT seeks new partners for 2015 Watch for Me NC Campaign

Jan. 27, 2015: NCDOT seeks new partners for 2015 Watch for Me NC Campaign

Jan. 20, 2015: Editorial: Public safety initiatives work

Jan. 15, 2015: GPD: Crime mostly down in 2014


2014 Media Coverage

Nov. 23, 2014: Editorial: Long-term crosswalk solution

Nov. 15, 2014: GPD: Don’t ignore crosswalks

Oct. 28, 2014: Chapel Hill rolls out bike, ped safety plan

Oct. 26, 2014: Pedestrian safety examined after two Greenville teens struck by cars

Sept. 24, 2014: Greensboro area police departments participating in N.C. pedestrian, bicycle safety program

Sept. 15, 2014: Program educates pedestrians, bicyclists about street safety

Sept. 15, 2014: Remember, bicyclists: Obey traffic laws

Aug. 25, 2014: Cops keeping crosswalks safe (Fox Wilmington)

Aug. 25, 2014: Cops keeping crosswalks safe (WECT)

Aug. 22, 2014: Watch Me for NC Campaign Kicks Off with a Bike Rodeo on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Hardin Park School

Aug. 14, 2014: Greenville Police cracking down on pedestrian, bike laws

Aug. 6, 2014: Wilmington bicyclists, pedestrians face uphill climb in road sharing

Aug. 6, 2014: Law enforcement gets special training for bikes and pedestrians

Aug. 5, 2014: Area law agencies to receive special training for bicycle and pedestrian safety laws 

July 29, 2014: Watch For Me NC Initiative 

July 27, 2014: Walking in Greensboro: Risky business

July 18, 2014: NCDOT, Greensboro Partnering For Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety

June 30, 2014: Dozens of drivers pulled over in the Outer Banks for violating pedestrian law

June 29, 2014: New Hanover County approved for safety program

June 24, 2014: Pedestrian safety enforcement campaign planned in Kill Devil Hills

June 23, 2014: Watch For Me encourages bike safety

May 29, 2014: New Hanover picked to be a new Watch for Me NC campaign community

May 29, 2014: Watuga picked for “Watch for Me NC”

May 2, 2014: May is National Bike Month

May 1, 2014: May is Bike Month: Rules for drivers, cyclists

April 7, 2014: New Hanover County applying for safety program

April 6, 2014: New Hanover officials want in on safety program

Feb. 10, 2014: NCDOT expands Watch for Me NC safety campaign

Feb. 8, 2014: North Carolina one of least safe states for bikers, pedestrians

Feb. 7, 2014: NCDOT Expands Watch for Me NC Safety Campaign

Feb. 6, 2014: BAC to hold annual members meeting Feb. 18


2013 Media Coverage

Oct. 25, 2013: Bike fatalities raise concern about road safety

Sept. 24, 2013: Bicyclists, pedestrian deaths raise concern

Sept. 18, 2013: Knightdale promoting safe roadways for pedestrians

July 31, 2013: Lanzan campaña de seguridad para peatones y ciclistas

July 25, 2013: Police trained on keeping cyclists, pedestrians safe

July 23, 2013: Campus police conducting operation Watch for Me


2012 Media Coverage

Nov. 19, 2012: Duke Today: Motorists learn law in ‘Watch for Me NC’

Nov. 14, 2012: WTVD: Watch for Me NC

Nov. 14, 2012: WRAL: Triangle police departments band together for pedestrian safety

 Oct. 16, 2012: Duke Today: Duke police focus on pedestrian safety

Oct. 14, 2012: The Herald Sun: Police watching Crosswalks

Oct. 11, 2012: WFMY: Fall season increases risk of crashes

Oct. 5, 2012: WTVD: Statewide pedestrian campaign launched

Oct. 5, 2012: News & Observer: Car-pedestrian crashes targeted

Sept. 18, 2012: The Daily Tar Heel: Carrboro joins the Triangle Watch For Me NC Campaign

Aug. 18, 2012: GoTriangle.org blog: Watch for me, NC! It’s the law

Aug. 10, 2012:  News & Observer:   State launches pedestrian safety campaign

Aug. 9, 2012: Raleigh Television Network: Watch for Me NC

Aug. 9, 2012:  WRAL: Researchers:  Distracted drivers aren’t only problem in busy crosswalks

Aug. 8, 2012:  News 14 Carolina:  Law enforcement focuses on pedestrian safety

Aug. 6, 2012:  News 14 Carolina:  Watch For Me campaign wants to keep Triangle area pedestrians safe

July 17, 2012:  North Raleigh News:  Pedestrian safety campaign to launch in August

2016 Press Releases

Jan. 7, 2016: NCDOT Seeks New Partners for 2016 Watch for Me NC Campaign


2015 Press Releases

August 10, 2015: Watch for Me NC Safety Program Launches

April 20, 2015: Watch for Me NC Announces 2015 Partners

Jan. 27, 2015: NCDOT Seeks New Partners for 2015 Watch for Me NC Campaign


2014 Press Releases

Oct. 23, 2014: Police Focus on Pedestrian Safety During A&T Homecoming

Sept. 18, 2014: UNC Hospitals Police will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Campaign (Click here for a PDF version)

Aug. 27, 2014: New Hanover County PSA

Aug. 20, 2014: Watch for Me NC Campaign Kicks Off at City Market

Aug. 1, 2014: UNCW Participating in State-wide Campaign to Increase Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety

July 1, 2014: Greensboro Watch for Me NC

May 28, 2014: Watch for Me NC announces 2014 Partners

May 1, 2014: Watch for Me NC Campaign Urges Drivers and Bicyclists to Be Safe and Considerate Road Users During Bike Month


2013 Press Releases

Nov. 27, 2013: NCDOT Offers Holiday Shopping Safety Tips from Watch for Me NC Campaign

Oct. 30, 2013: NCDOT offers Halloween safety tips from Watch for Me NC campaign

Oct. 9, 2013: Police raise awareness about pedestrian and cyclist safety

Sept.23, 2013: NCDOT Shares Tips on How to Keep Roads Safe Whether Driving, Biking or Walking

July 23, 2013: NCDOT Launches Watch for Me NC 2013 Campaign with Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advertising Campaign and Law Enforcement Training – Media invited to attend first training session July 25

June 5, 2013: Raliegh supports Watch for Me, NC safety campaign


2012 Press Releases

Nov. 13, 2012: Watch for Me Press Event featuring NHTSA Administrator David Strickland

Oct. 5, 2012: Raleigh police are focusing on pedestrian law enforcement through October 

Oct. 2: 2012: Triangle-area law enforcement to begin major enforcement of pedestrian laws as part of Watch for Me NC campaign

Aug. 24, 2012:  Start of School Year Brings Increase in Pedestrian Activity; Students and Motorists Urged to Use Caution, Keep Roads Safe For Everyone

Aug. 9, 2012:  City of Raleigh: Watch for Me NC – A regional pedestrian safety campaign

Aug. 6, 2012:  “Watch for Me NC” Pedestrian Safety Campaign Launched in the Triangle Region


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