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We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Chapel Hill Police Seek Information in Hit-and-Run

Post Date:07/05/2017 3:55 PM

The Chapel Hill Police Department needs your help with information about a hit-and-run that took place early Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to the report of a person lying in the road near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Weaver Dairy Road at 4:51 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, the person informed officers she had been struck by a dark sedan while she was crossing Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to UNC Hospital for treatment.

If anyone has information about this crime, please call either the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.  Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest. You can also leave tips for Crime Stoppers at crimestoppers-chcunc.org/.

Be Bright at Night
It’s important to be seen when walking near roads, especially when it’s dark. Wearing bright clothing and reflective items will help people who drive identify you. It’s also important to cross roads at designated locations and wait for appropriate crossing signals.

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