Chapel Hill Traffic-Safety Initiatives – March

The Chapel Hill Police Department is planning several pedestrian safety enforcement operations in March, in addition to normal patrols. Scheduled special operations include – but are not limited to – the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 9, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

*Dates and times are subject to change

Each effort will focus on areas with heavy pedestrian and bicycle traffic, including downtown, and mid-block crosswalks (ex. along the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Estes Drive corridors). We encourage everyone traveling, regardless of your mode of transportation, to remember that community safety is a shared responsibility.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is also planning at least four speed enforcement operations in March – in addition to normal patrols – with the main goal of improving safety for everyone who shares roads.

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

*Dates and times are subject to change

My car does what?

Automakers constantly update vehicle safety technologies. The National Safety Council (NSC) has free resources to help you understand the safety systems in your car. The NSC offers an organized overview, along with simple explanations of safety technologies. The nonprofit also has a robust video library. Learn more here.

Vision Zero

On October 13, 2021, Chapel Hill’s Town Council adopted a Vision Zero Resolution, which states that traffic injuries and deaths are not inevitable “accidents” but preventable crashes. The Town committed to eliminating all transportation and mobility related deaths and serious injuries by 2031. This will be achieved through a comprehensive and holistic approach to designing safe roadway systems for all users no matter how they choose to move throughout the community. To view the resolution, click here.