Operation Drive To Live Underway

The NC Highway Patrol’s annual “Operation Drive to Live” campaign is now underway. The week long initiative is designed to bring attention to the loss of life suffered from teen driving fatalities across our state.

“As a father to a 16 year old son and twin 14 year old daughters, I can tell you that from a parent’s perspective, there is no greater anxiety each day than the safety of my children,” said NC Highway Patrol Colonel Glenn M. McNeill Jr.   “As parents, we have to look at what we are doing to either help develop good drivers or plant seeds of negative driving habits in our children.  We know that developing good teen drivers begins well before they start driving.”

“Operation Drive to Live” officially take place Monday, April 16th through Friday, April 20th and will be conducted each day from 6:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

Troopers will increase enforcement efforts in and around high schools and will be conducting traffic safety programs with teen drivers with the primary purpose of reducing the number of teenage related traffic collisions and deaths.