April Traffic-Safety Initiatives

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

  • Wednesday, April 5, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 13, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Monday, April 17, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 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 April – in addition to normal patrols – with the main goal of improving safety for everyone who shares roads.

  • Tuesday, April 4, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 18, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

*Dates and times are subject to change

Pointers for Parents

The National Safety Council (NSC) has driving safety resources for parents of teenage drivers. Whether your child is just starting to learn or they’re heading out to drive on their own for the first time, the NSC has you covered. Sign up for pointers and lessons delivered straight to your inbox each week. This service is available in English or Spanish.

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.