Burlington Graham MPO
Transportation Safety Plan
A highway safety plan is essential for the Burlington-Graham region to contribute to North Carolina’s Highway Safety Improvement Program which aims to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. In 2019, Burlington ranked ninth for number of car crashes against all other cities in North Carolina. Although it is impossible to completely eradicate crash-causing behavior such as impaired or aggressive driving, there are certain road features that reduce the likelihood of car crashes and can be controlled such as appropriate speed limits, median barriers, adequate roadway lighting, and more. All road users deserve safe and forgiving streets.