The North Carolina Executive Committee for Highway Safety (ECHS) was founded in April 2003.
The mission of the ECHS is to establish highway safety goals and objectives and prioritize, implement and evaluate coordinated, multi-disciplinary policies and programs to reduce fatalities, injuries and economic losses related to crashes.
The ECHS is comprised of top level agency and department heads from various state and local agencies. These safety champions are key policy and business funding decision makers in the highway safety arena.
With the legislation of MAP-21, the ECHS will play a pivotal role in not only making sure that our state meets the USDOT requirement of updating our Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), but the committee will also help to ensure that our safety goals and performance targets are met.