FAQsStreetSafe's hands-on programs are designed to foster healthier decision-making and behaviors—start changing yours today.
Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
What is StreetSafe?
The StreetSafe Lifesaving Driving Experience is a non-profit 501 (c)3 hosting monthly sessions across 14 counties in North Carolina, as well as Life Saving Driving events throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Our mission is to teach young, inexperienced drivers—our most at-risk youth—to become safer and more responsible on the road by offering hands-on driving exercises, discussion sessions, and promoting parental involvement, with the goal of reducing the incidence of accidents, injuries and death in young drivers due to motor vehicle crashes.
Why focus on young drivers?
Drivers 16–24 yrs. are our most at-risk group, killing more young people than the next four leading causes combined. StreetSafe wants to change those statistics and it is obvious that traditional driver education program isn’t working. The UNC Highway Safety Research Center states, “It appears StreetSafe is able to change how these young drivers are thinking about common hazardous driving behaviors”.
Where can I see StreetSafe in action?
Watch news clips and videos about StreetSafe.
Does the StreetSafe Driving Course replace Driver Education offered in the schools?
No. StreetSafe does not teach students how to drive. Our goal is to save lives by teaching them what not to do behind the wheel and by changing behaviors that lead to bad decisions and risky actions.
Do I need a valid driver's license to attend?
No, all of our driving exercises take place in a safe, private parking lot area. It is required that all participants have driving experience (a good familiarity with basic vehicle operation) or have completed Drivers Education.
I do not have a traffic ticket, can I attend StreetSafe?
Yes! Sign up under our “Lifesaving Driving Experience” program.
Rain or shine—StreetSafe sessions go on!
It is very rare that StreetSafe is canceled. So, if it’s raining, bring a raincoat; if it’s hot and sunny, remember your sunscreen!
What if it's snowing?
What if I have a court date before the next available session because the session I want to attend is full?
If the session you would like to attend is full and you have an upcoming continuance court date, then register for the next available session. If you register online, print out your receipt and take it with you to court on your upcoming continuance date. Do not miss your court date! Let the Assistant District Attorney handling your case know the StreetSafe session was full and you have registered for the next available session and would like another continuance.
What should I do if I cannot attend the session I was assigned to in court?
If you cannot attend the session you were assigned to in court, you can either look for another location and date that you can attend (before your continued court date), register and pay for that session or go back to court on your continued court date and request another continuance.
I registered and paid, but then missed the StreetSafe session. What happens?
You will be required to pay a reschedule fee of $80 either online or by money order to be placed into a new session. StreetSafe does not issue refunds. Call for instructions and to reschedule.
What if I lose my certificate of completion before returning to court?
You are responsible for getting your certificate back to court! Lost certificates will not be replaced.
For more information, call (910) 612-9030.